The Times has revealed today that a heart surgery unit at St George’s Hospital in southwest London is to undergo further investigation following the deaths of 150 people over the last five years.

Allegations regarding staff rivalry and disputes have led to concerns about patient safety at the unit.

One surgeon who had been suspended has since been reinstated following a ruling that her suspension was ‘disproportionate’.

The coroner, Dr. Wilcox, is reported to have received numerous reports from relatives expressing concerns over the deaths of cardiac patients.

The Times reported a spokesperson from the hospital as saying that “we fully agree that significant improvements are needed and we are taking urgent actions to deliver this.”

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