Friday, 10 July 2009

Botched op footballer's wife dies in NHS hospital

The wife of former Scotland footballer Colin Hendry has died in hospital after battling a serious infection.

Denise Hendry, 42, who lived in Lytham, Lancashire, developed a meningitis-type infection after an NHS operation to correct botched cosmetic surgery.

She had been seriously ill in Salford Royal Hospital for 11 weeks, and died on Friday surrounded by her family.

Mrs Hendry suffered multiple organ failure after a liposuction procedure at a private hospital in 2002.

Further corrective surgery at the NHS Preston Royal Infirmary was not successful and the family took the decision to seek further treatment in NHS Salford, where she underwent reconstructive surgery on her abdomen.

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