Surgeon suspended

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A surgeon was suspended from duty yesterday after concerns about his work were highlighted in an internal hospital review.

Consultant general surgeon Christopher Ingoldby faces legal action by the families of two patients who died after operations he did. In October a six-figure sum was awarded by the High Court against Wakefield Health Authority to a patient who suffered liver damage after an operation by the surgeon. Mr Ingoldby is employed at Pinderfields Hospital, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, which is run by the Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals NHS Trust. A trust spokeswoman said a decision to suspend the surgeon was made at a meeting yesterday.