St George’s Hospital: 250 cardiac unit deaths to be reviewed

  • February 7, 2019
  • A review is to be launched into the deaths of up to 250 heart surgery patients at an NHS hospital. The review is looking at all patients who underwent cardiac surgery at St George’s Hospital in Tooting between April 2013 and September 2018.

    During the review, the medical records of those who died will be examined, alongside any investigations conducted by the trust at the time of the deaths. Families of patients will be contacted if the panel has “any significant concerns about their care”.

    Jacqueline Totterdell, chief executive at St George’s, said, “It is absolutely essential that patients and their families have full confidence in the care our cardiac ­surgery team provide. and the review…will be a key part of that process.”

    Steve Russell, executive regional managing director for NHS Improvement said, “The review is to ensure the service is safe for its patients in the long term.

    The panel is making sure that the trust has identified any concerns arising from reviews of patients who have died after cardiac surgery and that these have been addressed appropriately.”

    The review is expected to take between six months and a year to complete.

    Charlotte Measures, Senior Associate at Medical Accident Group said “I would be interested to hear from you if your loved one died following heart surgery at St George’s Hospital between April 2013 and September 2018.” As an experienced national firm, we have managed to successfully claim compensation for families, who have directly and indirectly suffered injury and loss due to the negligent actions of NHS Trusts all over the UK. If you or a family member suffered from poor treatment, Medical Accident Group can help. We have a team of dedicated clinical negligence solicitors, with over 30 years’ experience, who will guide you through the process of making a claim. If you believe you have a claim, call the team now on 0800 050 1668 or email us at

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