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Warrington cancer patient died after "unacceptable delay"

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Serious failings have been found at an NHS trust which performed "unacceptably delayed" and unnecessary surgery on a bladder cancer patient.

Denis Harrison, 62, died in August 2017 after waiting six months for surgery at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) said the trust had "failed to act with any urgency".

Mr Harrison's wife said the couple faced "severe mental anguish" waiting.

The PHSO said it was not possible to know whether earlier surgery would have saved his life, but he "was not given the best possible chance of survival".

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Source: BBC News, 25 September 2019

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