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Heart surgery halted because of staff exhaustion

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.604-e (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:604
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Elective heart surgery at a Welsh hospital was recently been halted for a week to allow staff to recover after excessive workloads.

    “The cardiac operating team at Morriston Hospital has been working under considerable pressure, involving staff working overtime and additional hours. To allow staff to recover from these pressures it has been decided to limit activity to emergencies only for the next week,” said Andrew …

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