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Liver transplant was 'wrong'

28th May 2009

Doctors have defended their decision to give a mentally ill patient a liver transplant after he tried to commit suicide.

Acting on advice of a psychiatrist, they say David Woods from Cambridge, had a good quality of life when healthy. However, his daughter Nadine has accused the NHS of "wasting" a liver transplant on her father who has a mental age of six after a suicide attempt in 2006.

Mr Woods received surgery at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust, which appoint psychiatrists, said doctors would always err on the side of life.

 

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