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A mother whose daughter died at a children’s cancer ward after contracting an infection has described her child’s death as “murder”.
Kimberly Darroch told the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry she wants the children and adult hospitals at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) campus in Glasgow to close.
She believes NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board should be punished after she claims staff covered up the true cause of her daughter’s death, which she found out about two years later in the media.
The inquiry began hearing evidence on Monday into problems at two flagship hospitals that contributed to the deaths of two children.
It is investigating the construction of the QEUH campus in Glasgow and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.
In a statement read out at the inquiry on Wednesday, Ms Darroch said she was never given details of an infection that her daughter contracted when she died, which she later discovered contributed towards her death.
Ms Darroch also claimed hospital reports about her meeting with doctors to discuss the infection were false.
Her statement said: “My view is that the hospital should be closed. I don’t think it’s safe.
“I feel like the health board need to be punished for all of this. In my eyes, what happened to my daughter is murder.
“She should still be here and I am trying to come to terms with that, after coming to terms with losing her initially.
“I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to. I would never go back to the hospital, never.”
Ms Darroch’s daughter, ten-year-old Milly Main, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2012.