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Scots widow demands answers for husband's covid death after hospital turned him away

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The grieving widow of a dad who died of Covid after being turned away from hospital three times is demanding answers as a probe into the virus outbreak begins.

Lee James Dodds was just 32 when he passed away in 2021 and his wife, Charmaine, hopes the Scottish Covid Inquiry will uncover why people like her husband lost their lives.He was one of 16,450 people in Scotland who died from the disease.

The inquiry, which begins in Edinburgh today, will look at how the outbreak was handled by the Scottish Government, hospitals and care homes.Charmaine, 35, said the tragedy of Lee’s death continues to haunt her.

She said: “Lee was our world and we were never apart. He was the perfect husband and the perfect dad, and we were all latched on to each other’s hips.“We feel like our world has ended.

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