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Emergency patients 'put at risk'

The lives of thousands of NHS emergency surgery patients are being put at risk because of poor care and delays in treatment, leading surgeons say.

The Royal College of Surgeons says poor access to facilities like scans, X-rays and operating theatres means some emergencies are not spotted in time.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 29 Sep 2011
  • From the section Health