Grimsby Hospital admits "serious deficiencies" in gynaecology department

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A hospital has admitted "serious deficiencies" in its gynaecology department linked to the deaths of two women who underwent routine operations. A review was ordered at Grimsby Hospital following 13 complaints over 20 years against Michael Muldoon, a now retired consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician.

The review, which yesterday made 51 recommendations for improving the department, said that the death of Kay Hallberg, 40, could have been avoided, and that in the case of another patient, Carol Richardson, 35, Mr Muldoon "should have received further training in the surgical technique before undertaking it on his own".