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Coroner criticises care of woman who died after kidney stone operation

Third inquest into death of Carmel Bloom 14 years ago rules that ‘absences’ in routine aftercare contributed to cardiac arrest A series of medical “absences” played a part in the death of a woman 14 years ago after a routine kidney stone operation, the third inquest into her death has ruled. Carmel Bloom, 54, from Ilford, Essex, died on 8 September 2002, after surgery at the private Roding hospital in Ilford, where she worked as a health controller.
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