PC Dennis Stewart receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from Chief Constable Julia Hodson. (Archive picture) See Newteam story NTILEG: An award winning policeman is in line for a bumper payout after a hospital left him waiting so long for an operation his leg had to be amputated. Dennis Stewart, 52, is to receive in excess of half a million pounds after the NHS admitted he was left waiting loo long before being seen. The former policeman was left waiting 13-and-a-half hours in January 2011 before a specialist doctor assessed him and instructed for his leg to be operated on to remove a blood clot, by which time it was too late. The martial arts expert and salsa teacher had developed a rare form of nasal cancer which led to the blood clot forming.