48 year old Philip Morris died at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital following a cardiac arrest four days after surgery in December 2021.

A coroner has concluded that he would probably have survived if a carbon dioxide monitor was working correctly.

Spire Healthcare says it has accepted the coroner’s findings and has taken action to address them.

A statement from Spire Healthcare.

We offer our very sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mr Morris’ wife, son and family. We apologise for the distress and pain Mr Morris’ death has caused and especially for the opportunities missed while he was in our care, as highlighted by the Coroner.

Prior to the inquest, we carried out a thorough review of Mr Morris’ treatment and have taken action to address the learnings we identified.

We accept the Coroner’s findings and will reflect on what further we can learn from this sad case.

In the meantime, we will continue to offer support to Mr Morris’ family.