Warrington cancer patient died after “unacceptable delay’

25 September 2019 – BBC News

Serious failings were found at an NHS trust which performed unacceptably delayed and unnecessary surgery on a bladder cancer patient.

Denis Harrison, 62, died in August 2017 after waiting six months for surgery at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) said the Trust had “failed to act with any urgency“.

The ombudsman recommended that the Trust writes to Mrs Harrison, acknowledging its failure, and pays her £3,000 in light of the anxiety it caused.

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