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Liver surgery deaths referred to South Wales Police

The deaths of patients following liver surgery at a Cardiff hospital have been referred to South Wales Police.

Prof David Paul Berry was suspended from the University Hospital of Wales in January.

Eight patient deaths in his care were "avoidable", said a review for the health board.

South Wales Police said it had liaised with the coroner and was "now in consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service to examine the facts".

Earlier on Wednesday, Health Minister Mark Drakeford dismissed calls for a review of all Welsh hospitals to address public concerns about standards of NHS care following the case.

He told AMs in the Senedd the matter had come to light "without any external review".

Jordan Davies reports for BBC Wales Today.

Liver care deaths referred to police

  • 11 Dec 2013
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