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Darbys Solicitors Report on Poor NHS Care Putting Emergency Surgery patients at Risk

Darby Solicitors in Oxford believe that emergency surgery patients in NHS care are at serious risk due to a lack of overall care in hospitals.


Darbys Solicitors, a leading clinical and medical negligence specialist, based in Oxford, believes that the NHS is putting emergency surgery patients ‘at risk’ due to a lack of care in hospitals.

The statistics released by the Royal College of Surgeons found that only a minority of patients who need critical care following surgery receive it, while some die or suffer major complications because of delays in finding space in operating theaters.

About 170,000 patients have major emergency surgery each year – most of these on the abdomen. Of these 100,000 develop serious complications, resulting in more than 25,000 deaths. For the elderly the figures are even more worrying with death rates reaching as high as 40% after surgery.

Darbys has suggested that the majority of their clients have come to them for the same reasons highlighted in the Royal College of Surgeons report. Richard Money-Kyrle, a medical negligence claims specialist for over 12 years, believes “The Latest figures are seriously worrying for the NHS. There needs to be an assessment for the quality of care they are giving to their patients and ensure that they are providing appropriate levels of services and staffing. At Darbys we’ve noticed the rise in accident and emergency claims, including abdominal surgery cases.”

The clinical and medical negligence solicitors at Darbys offer help if for any unfortunate reason you or your family need to make a claim regarding a complication within accident and emergency. For instant advice, their website includes information on NHS medical negligence compensation claims, types of A&E compensation claims as well as clinical negligence claims steps to get you started.

If surgery has caused or contributed to death, Darbys Solicitors also offers advice on how to make a fatal accident claim as well as all the information you’ll need for an inquest proceeding and financial support.  

Darbys Solicitors LLP is a specialist clinical and negligence claim solicitors based in Oxford, UK. For more information, visit the company’s dedicated medical negligence website at:



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