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Only in Scotland

Above, the uniquely Scottish media politicising of a mother’s grief. Below, the death certificate containing the evidence regarding the possible, contributory infection:

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The infection is referred to in (c).

‘Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an aerobicnonfermentativeGram-negative bacterium. It is an uncommon bacterium and human infection is difficult to treat. S. maltophilia is ubiquitously present in the environment and impossible to eradicate, which makes prevention also extremely difficult.’


As for the repeated suggestions that the hospital water supply system was the source of the infection, it seems that this bacterium can pass through filter units: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3255966/

Again, I stress, I’m not a medic, so I welcome clarification and/or correction from readers better qualified but does this not suggest that criticism of the QEUH for a failure to prevent the presence of the above bacterium in its children’s cancer wards is unwarranted as it cannot be eradicated and is everywhere at all times in our surroundings?

Do the parents know this? Did the politicians, Anas Sarwar, and the reporters, BBC Scotland, know this and fail to tell them? Am I missing something?