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Kent hospitals make more than 300 serious mistakes in a year

More than 300 serious mistakes were made in Kent hospitals last year, including a patient dying when the wrong lung was operated on.

Jim Chandler died after the operation at the William Harvey Hospital in January last year. East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has since expressed its sincere sympathy and apologised for the errors in his care.

A Freedom of Information request by BBC Radio Kent found a number of other serious incidents had been recorded such as surgical tools left in patients and the wrong prosthesis being fitted.

BBC South East Today's Sara Smith spoke to Mr Chandler's son Colin and Peter Walsh, from Action Against Medical Accidents.

  • 13 Sep 2014
  • From the section Kent