Patient set alight during surgery
Friday 02 March 2012
A patient undergoing surgery was set on fire when a solution used to clean skin ignited. The incident happened at Scarborough Hospital in North Yorkshire.
The patient was treated for skin-burn injuries and transferred to Castle Hill Hospital in East Yorkshire "as a precaution" before being returned to and discharged from Scarborough Hospital yesterday.
Liz Booth, director of operations at Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust, said: "We are extremely sorry for any pain and distress caused to the patient."
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