Alleged negligence at the Costa del Sol Hospital after young Covid death

Alleged negligence at the Costa del Sol Hospital after young Covid death
Alleged negligence at the Costa del Sol Hospital after young Covid death Credit: Pixabay

Alleged negligence at the Costa del Sol Hospital in Spain’s Marbella after young Covid death.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has been asked by the patient ombudsman to investigate the death of a young 20-year-old woman, due to alleged negligence at the hospital.

The 20-old-woman was unvaccinated and sadly died early on Sunday morning at the hospital in Marbella, according to El Espanol which was confirmed to them by the hospital.


The hospital said: “We convey our sincere condolences to the family,” and that they deeply regret the woman’s death. According to reports the woman was not vaccinated but she did have associated risk factors.

The hospital has said that the medical care “she received in the critical care area and throughout her stay at the centre was adequate and correct, in accordance with clinical criteria”,

They went on to add that they “have offered complete and timely information to the family and support throughout the process and are still at their complete disposal”.

As reported El Espanol, “In view of the facts, reported by local media, El Defensor del Paciente has asked the Malaga Public Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the death of the 20-year-old woman for ‘alleged negligence in the treatment of coronavirus’.”

According to the woman’s parents the young woman along with her family had visited the hospital several times hoping to be treated. Each time though she was sent home even though she had a positive test for COVID.

She again headed to the hospital on Saturday but doctors were unable to save her life.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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