Tens of thousands of patients are dying needlessly after routine home operations because their partners have not been sufficiently trained, leading surgeons warn.
A report on the Coalitions flagship policy of introducing DIY home surgery to reduce NHS surgery costs looked at more than 50 existing studies into care of these high-risk patients who had undergone common operations at home on their personal bits, including the removal of everyday objects blocking bowel movements. It did not include mammary gland enlargement or radius reduction of female genitalia.
The report author said: 'Every single emergency patient who comes through the door of an NHS hospital should have an individual risk assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan and post-operative care plan put into place before being sent home. How can their loved ones operate successfully, without these in place”?
The surgeons warn that the death-rate is far higher than other countries in the Western world – and four times more than in Tanzania where the decapitating of Albinos has been perfected over centuries. They also say the failings are partly due to an obsession with meeting targets.
Homebase also came under criticism for selling DIY surgery kits which did not include sticky plasters.