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An inquest has heard how a family was failed by some members of staff at Northampton General Hospital after they left a 63-year-old man waiting in pain for five hours and then failed to diagnose a ruptured heart artery.
The hospital has acknowledged its failings, but said steps had been taken to improve its A & E response.
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Northampton General Hospital have spoken of their sorrow after the Northamptonshire Senior Coroner criticised the trust for its treatment of a man who died while waiting for an operation.
Mike Martin suffered a fatal haemorrhage as he waited to undergo surgery.
The Northamptonshire Senior Coroner has criticised Northampton General Hospital for its treatment of a man who died while waiting for an operation.
63-year-old Mike Martin's family say he arrived at Accident and Emergency in agony but didn't see a doctor for five and a half hours.
At the inquest into his death, Coroner Anne Pember called the delay "unacceptable" and said the lost opportunity to treat Mr Martin could have increased his chance of survival.
An inquest into the death of a man, who suffered a fatal haemorrhage while waiting to undergo an operation at Northampton General Hospital, is drawing to a close.
The inquest, which started on Tuesday, has previously heard how 63-year-old Mike Martin arrived at A and E in agony, but didn't see a doctor for five and a half hours.
His wife believes the delay was responsible for his death.