after contracting Coronavirus last year, has told the BBC she believes hospital officials concealed the full circumstances of his death to protect the reputation of the hospital.https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcone
This is today’s headline story which will be repeated as many as 12 times by the end of the day and dominates the website:
Andrew Slorance went into Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for cancer treatment a year ago.
His wife Louise believes he caught Covid there as well as another life-threatening infection.
The health board said it had been “open and honest”.
It said there had been no attempt to conceal any information from the family.
He died nearly six weeks into his stay, with the cause of his death listed as Covid pneumonia.
But after requesting a copy of his medical notes [which they immediately provide], Mrs Slorance ‘discovered‘ her husband had also been treated for an infection caused by a fungus called aspergillus, which had not been discussed [as she remembers] with either of them during his hospital stay.
The infection is common in the environment but can be extremely dangerous for people with weak immune systems.
Mrs Slorance questions whether it may have played a part in her husband’s death, and if so, why she was not told?
She told the BBC: “I think somebody and probably a number of people have made an active decision not to inform his family of that infection, either during his admission or post-death.”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-59322416
One understandably upset person, no expert opinion, no evidence, but a headline story. The decision to report, to headline and to frame this story only from the perspective of one person’s emotional response, to then imply wider problems in a hospital, is a deliberate editorial one. It’s an agenda returned to again and again:
There’s never any evidence though it’s easy to find, because presumably it tells you how infection-free Scotland’s hospitals are:
Why Proxy War?
If your enemy is strong look for a weak link.
The current SNP Government is demonstrably the most competent, most popular and most resilient in UK history. The evidence for the competence is below:
Unable to land a blow directly, Scotland’s opposition parties and their media chums have chosen to attack areas for which government is ultimately responsible and which, even though performing well relative to other parts of the UK can still be criticised for not being even better – Health, Education, Policing.
To read how BBC Scotland’s strategy can be revealed as unique in the UK, see:
BBC Scotland’s proxy war against the SNP is now in election mode and the Health Secretary is first in line
For a fuller account of the Proxy War on the SNP via NHS Scotland, see: