Race for Life in memory of bungled operation victim Nicole

THE FAMILY of a woman who died during a bungled operation at the DGH will be doing the Race for Life in her memory this weekend.

Nicole Haynes had recovered from breast cancer but died after clips were left inside her body during surgery at the Kings Drive hospital in March.

The 35-year-old mother of a little boy, Mrs Haynes had planned to do the Race For Life at Eastbourne Sports Park on Sunday, to celebrate her recovery from cancer.

Instead, her friends and family will be walking and running in her memory.

Her sister-in-law Terri Wagg told the Herald, “Us and Nicole were all going to be doing it to celebrate her recovery from breast cancer but obviously now we are doing it in her memory.

“We are Team Nicole. We want to have a happy day but it will be emotional as well.”

A surgeon was banned from carrying out operations after surgical equipment was left inside Mrs Haynes’ body during laparoscopic surgery.

An investigation by the hospital into Mrs Haynes’ death is underway and an inquest will be held.