SiteWatch: 250 Deaths at UK St. George Hospital

Jan 27, 2019 | Challenged Sites, Research Site UK, Site Challenges, Site Watch, UK

St. George Hospital is highlighted on Channel 4 (24 Hours in A&E). The hospital is in considerable trouble. Its heart unit has experienced up to 250 deaths following heart surgery. UK regulatory authorities and NHS are reviewing between the years 2013 and 2018. Apparently, there is a growing “toxic feud” between rival camps within the institution. TrialSite News will monitor the regulatory reviews. St. George’s maintains a clinical research unit

Our position: if the hospital’s management allows for “toxic feuds” to lead to deaths, then how is the quality and safety oversight in their clinical research organization?

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