Medical negligence in UK may be linked to 40 deaths
The alleged surgeries occurred from 2015 to 2020.
British sources reported on Saturday that the police has launched an investigation into a series of deaths which may have been linked to medical negligence.
Brighton seaside hospital is where the investigation has been launched, reports say. Two staffers have reportedly been let go after they expressed concerns over the condition of their patients.
According to The Guardian, about 40 hospital deaths are being investigated on negligence charges filed by two consultant surgeons who were fired after disclosing patient safety information, noting that the botched surgeries were performed at the Brighton hospital.
The alleged surgeries occurred from 2015 to 2020. For a long time, a proper investigation was obstructed due to the interference of local organizations.
The two employees that were fired were eminent surgeon Krishna Singh and consultant neurosurgeon Mansoor Foroughi, The Guardian said. They were let go after they raised to attention concerns about the high number of deaths and cases of serious harm on patients.
According to Singh, as cited by the newspaper, cost-saving changes are in great part to blame for the unsafe treatment of patients. Foroughi, on the other hand, said that two of the deaths were the result of a surgeon suffering from Parkinson's disease.
The UK's NHS has been dealing with a severe shortage of healthcare workers since many people have been leaving the profession as a result of excessive workload and inflation; they have not had the chance to upgrade their skills.
As a result, thousands of UK ambulance workers repeatedly staged protests over the winter to demand their rights amid the surging inflation.
The UK government asked for the military to keep the medical facilities running while the workers are on strike.
Nurses, physical rehabilitation specialists, paramedics, their assistants, and other healthcare workers also joined the strikes.