Very sad story here from the UK...BD

A couple died within 20 minutes of each other after contracting the hospital superbug C. difficile. Lionel and Rosemary Owen, who were days from their 20th wedding anniversary, were holding hands until the end.

Mrs Owen, 70, contracted Clostridium difficile while undergoing kidney dialysis at a local hospital.She was allowed to return home, where she passed the bug on to her 80-year-old husband.Both were admitted to hospital, dying days later in front of Mrs Owen's heartbroken daughter, Nina Griffiths.

She added: "It is absolutely awful to watch your parents die like that.Mrs Griffiths, 39, claimed staff at the hospital knew her twice-married mother contracted the bug as a dialysis outpatient but allowed her to return home.

Holding hands to the end, the elderly couple killed 20 minutes apart by a hospital superbug| News | This is London


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