Nearly 400 “serious untoward incidents” (SUIs) were reported in Kent’s hospitals in the last financial year, a BBC investigation has discovered.

Cases include operations on the wrong part of the body, the wrong diagnosis given to patients, foreign objects left behind after surgery, and deaths.

Darent Valley Hospital had the most recorded SUIs, with 120. The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust had 117.

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