5 surgeons have resigned from a London hospital over dangerous situations that patients are put in.

It was reported that non urgent operations are often cancelled because of a shortage of plastic surgeons, anaesthetists, beds and equipment. Not being operated on quickly is said to cause bones to heal badly and infections leading to long term complications.

One of the surgeons to resign said “We have become so used to this situation it is no longer seen as a crisis, it is the norm.” He also stated that he is guilty of negligence by association in watching patients suffer.

Since the resignations Barts and the London Trust has invited an independent investigation to be carried out by the Royal College or Surgeons.

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