Cardiff and Vale health board's medical director, Dr Graham Shortland
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'Avoidable factors' contributed to liver patient deaths

Health chiefs have suspended a specialist liver surgeon linked to the "avoidable deaths" of eight patients he operated on in Cardiff.

A professional review of 31 of his patients found that 10 died, and "eight of those 10 deaths were avoidable".

Cardiff and Vale Health Board's medical director, Dr Graham Shortland, said: "The Royal College of Surgeons informed me they believed we had a problem with an individual surgeon."

  • 10 Dec 2013
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