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OAP hospital death quizzed

PUBLISHED: 15:38 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:38 25 August 2010

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into the death of a 64-year-old man at a hospital.

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into the death of a 64-year-old man at a hospital.

The man died last Thursday night after being admitted to Queen Mary's Hospital's A and E department in Sidcup.

A ward that had been closed for deep clean following a suspected Norovirus outbreak was reopened to accommodate him after staff were convinced the fatal vomiting bug had been contained.

The man suffered a cardiac arrest but resuscitation failed and he died shortly afterwards.

An inquiry is due to take place.

A hospital spokesperson said: "The patient concerned was one of three admitted to a ward which had been temporarily closed.

"When the ward was re-opened it was fully staffed with senior nurses. A resuscitation trolley and team was also present. We regret this patient died and extend our sympathies to his family.

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