Maria Davies' partner Martyn Rogers was one of eight patients whose deaths were 'avoidable' at Cardiff hospital. She has told ITV News about the loss on what would have been his birthday.
Maria said she blames Professor David Berry for Martyn's death: "He didn't just take Martyn's life, he took mine as well. I'm nothing without him now. I just want the answers, I just want to know why they took him."
Dr Kevin Harris, Medical Director at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said:
“There are no concerns about the current mortality rates in liver resection procedures carried out at the University Hospitals of Leicester.
" However, if as a result of the coverage from Wales any patients or relatives would like to talk to us they should call (free phone) 0808 178 8337."
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has commissioned an independent review into work of a suspended liver surgeon in Wales who previous worked at its hospitals.
In a statement, it said some of Professor David Berry's results were "lower than expected."
Lawyers representing the family of a man whose ‘avoidable’ death was linked to suspended liver surgeon David Paul Berry have called for Cardiff & the Vale University Health Board to make the findings of its internal inquiry public.
Martyn Rogers who died of blood poisoning and acute liver failure on 25 July last year, a week after undergoing surgery by Mr Berry to remove tumours from his liver.
His partner Maria Davies says she is "shocked to the core" after learning the deaths of other patients may have been preventable.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has set up a helpline for anyone who is concerned about the surgical care they received in relation to liver surgery between February 2011 and October 2012.
The helpline number is: 0800 952 0244.
It will be open from noon to 8pm from tomorrow until Friday.
Bosses at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board revealed the full extent of their findings as the partner of one of the eight patients whose death was "unavoidable", began legal action to find out exactly what happened.
Martyn Rogers, 66, of Newport, died of blood poisoning and acute liver failure in summer 2012 at University Hospital Wales.
His death on July 25 came one week after surgeon Dr Berry carried out the vital operation to remove tumours from his liver.
Lawyers acting for Maria Davies, his partner of 40 years,have launched their own investigation into what happened in the case of Mr Rogers.
A spokesman for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) has said it can:
Concerns about the consultant surgeon, a respected specialist in his field, were first raised through the normal monitoring procedures operating at the health board in October 2012.
Officials identified concerns about the care and treatment of a number of patients who had undergone liver surgery led by the consultant.
As a result Dr Berry was immediately placed on restrictive practice while an internal investigation was carried out.
The findings from that investigation were serious enough for Dr Berry to be fully suspended while he was referred to the General Medical Council.
A team from the Royal College of Surgeons was then also called in and an in depth professional investigation carried out.
It uncovered the eight "avoidable deaths" linked to his surgery at the hospital.