Amy Francis inquest: Patient died after attempt to remove wrong organ

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A woman died after an experienced surgeon unintentionally attempted to take out the wrong organ during an operating theatre complication.

Amy Joyce Francis, 77, was due to have a kidney removed at the Royal Gwent Hospital in July 2010 but instead the surgeon tried to remove her liver.

Mrs Francis from Newport suffered a fatal heart attack after a loss of blood.

The coroner recorded a narrative verdict which was fully accepted by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

Caroline Evans reports.

Woman died after organ op mix-up

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