Businessman named as listeria victim following outbreak

A businessman has been named as one of the victims of the listeria outbreak at hospitals in the UK.

Ian Hitchcock, 52, died after eating a contaminated sandwich while at the Royal Derby Hospital, it is claimed.

He had been admitted on May 15 after being diagnosed with liver cancer the previous week.

Mr Hitchcock’s family said he was subsequently diagnosed with listeria and was later transferred to the Nottingham City Hospital, where he died on June 8.

Derby Coroner’s Court confirmed the inquest into Mr Hitchcock’s death is…
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