Suspended surgeon referred to police over 'suspicious deaths'

A liver surgeon at University of Wales Hospital who was suspended over the "avoidable deaths" of eight patients has been referred to police by the local Health Board. His former employer in Leicester has launched an independent review into his work.

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Leicester patient helpline launched

A helpline for concerned patients has been launched. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

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."

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