Grandmother dies after heart valve was inserted wrong
An investigation is set to probe heart valve patient Sheila Hynes’ death following routine surgery at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.
The Great-grandmother from Newcastle sustained catastrophic internal bleeding after a heart valve was put in upside down. This caused irreversible damage during surgery which was led by consultant surgeon Asif Raza Shah.
A second operation performed to try and get her heart working failed and the 71 year old subsequently died a week later in intensive care.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has acknowledged that the error caused Mrs Hynes’ death.
The five day inquest will be held at Newcastle’s Civic Centre.
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