Businessman 'did not receive optimum hospital care'

A coroner has ruled that 82-year-old Malcolm Green, who died at Withybush Hospital in 2012, did not receive 'optimum care'.

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Inquest to begin into death of man at Withybush Hospital

Malcolm Green died after an operation at Withybush Hospital in June 2012 Credit: Martin Green

A three day inquest opens today into the death of an 82 year-old man who died at Withybush Hospital two years ago.

Malcolm Green's family say he became increasingly unwell after undergoing surgery for bowel cancer in June 2012.

They say staff failed to notice the deterioration in his condition and that he died of internal bleeding and organ failure because the surgeon who was supposed to be treating him left to go to a meeting.

The hospital have admitted "avoidable and unacceptable delays" in his treatment.

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