My wife died after minor surgery

ANGELA Bowden-Peters's death after a routine operation at Ipswich Hospital should never have happened, her husband Graham insisted today.Now, Mr Bowden-Peters wants medical staff to learn lessons from the tragedy so others do not have to endure the heartbreak he lives with each day.

ANGELA Bowden-Peters's death after a routine operation at Ipswich Hospital should never have happened, her husband Graham insisted today.

Now, Mr Bowden-Peters wants medical staff to learn lessons from the tragedy so others do not have to endure the heartbreak he lives with each day.

Dialysis patient Mrs Bowden-Peters, 55, died when she suffered massive blood loss after surgery to reduce the size of a vein on the back of her hand.

Following an inquest into her death at Ipswich County Court, Mr Bowden-Peters said: “I came into the court thinking that we must learn something from this.

“The inquest cannot blame anyone but I certainly can. An accidental death lets you fill in the other words like, 'an accident waiting to happen'.”

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