We are sorry for any ongoing distress to the family of Mrs Kaur and our deepest sympathies remain with them at this difficult time.
We understand the anxiety of families where they have to wait for information on the cause of death, however in this case the information was awaited from the Procurator Fiscal. The Procurator Fiscal determined that the cause of death was Influenza A&B and therefore mould did not contribute to the death.
At all times the safety of patients is at the centre of our decision making and that is why Incident Management Teams review infections and advise on action that should be taken.
We have been fully transparent in our reporting of two cases of mucor through our governance committees and the minutes from these meetings are on our public website https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/media/255421/item-13b-ccg-m-19_02-tbr.pdf
Further to that, we today publish the seven findings from the Incident Management Team (IMT) into these cases, to demonstrate what action was taken. These findings, prepared by the IMT who were responsible for the investigation into the two cases, set out clearly that mucoraceous mould was not found in the environment.
Whilst there was other fungi and mould found – that associated with the infection suffered by Mrs Kaur was not. The IMT directed a number of actions to be taken and the details of the findings are as follows:
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