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'If Daddy hadn't got Covid-19 in there, he'd have lived'

A family is demanding an investigation into their father’s death in hospital, writes Catherine Fegan

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Seeking answers: Jackie Carolan (79) with his wife Madge

Seeking answers: Jackie Carolan (79) with his wife Madge

Seeking answers: Jackie Carolan (79) with his wife Madge

The family of a man who died from Covid-19 while in hospital for stroke treatment have called for an investigation into why patients suspected of having been infected were cared for on the same ward as non-Covid patients.

Jackie Carolan (79) died in a "Covid bay" on the elderly care medicine ward at Mayo University Hospital (MUH) on April 1. He had been moved into the bay, where there were three other suspected Covid cases, from a stroke bay on the same ward the day before he died.

"There shouldn't have been any Covid patients on the ward and there was,' Mr Carolan's daughter Teresa Shaw told the Irish Independent.


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