29 min

The Dancing Queen Going Viral - The Podcast

    • Science

As the UK’s independent public inquiry into Covid-19 gets underway, members of the Covid bereaved complain that they are not being given an opportunity to testify.
Today, Mark speaks to the parents of Susan Sullivan, a woman with Down's Syndrome who died of Covid-19 at Barnet General Hospital on March 28, 2020, after being deemed “not for resuscitation” and being denied access to intensive care. The Sullivans have long suspected that their daughter was the victim of medical bias and may have survived if the hospital had granted her statutory right to have a family member at her bedside. Determined to be Susan’s voice, John and Ida Sullivan launched their own investigation into Susan’s death and uncovered a catalogue of medical errors in the process. We also hear from Baroness Heather Hallet, the chair of the UK public inquiry, and from Fran Hall and other members of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK.
Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum
With:
Fran Hall @FranFD1
John and Ida Sullivan
 www.covidfamiliesforjustice.org / @CovidJusticeuk 
Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg
Cover art by Patrick Blower  www.blowercartoons.com
Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod    
Follow us on Instagram: goingviral_thepodcast 
Blog: markhonigsbaum.substack.com 
This episode of Going Viral has been produced with the support of a grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund at City, University of London. It is part of the project, “Commemorating Covid, Remembering Pandemics”,
www.rememberingpandemics.com
If you enjoy our podcast - please leave us a rating or review.  Thank you!

As the UK’s independent public inquiry into Covid-19 gets underway, members of the Covid bereaved complain that they are not being given an opportunity to testify.
Today, Mark speaks to the parents of Susan Sullivan, a woman with Down's Syndrome who died of Covid-19 at Barnet General Hospital on March 28, 2020, after being deemed “not for resuscitation” and being denied access to intensive care. The Sullivans have long suspected that their daughter was the victim of medical bias and may have survived if the hospital had granted her statutory right to have a family member at her bedside. Determined to be Susan’s voice, John and Ida Sullivan launched their own investigation into Susan’s death and uncovered a catalogue of medical errors in the process. We also hear from Baroness Heather Hallet, the chair of the UK public inquiry, and from Fran Hall and other members of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK.
Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum
With:
Fran Hall @FranFD1
John and Ida Sullivan
 www.covidfamiliesforjustice.org / @CovidJusticeuk 
Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg
Cover art by Patrick Blower  www.blowercartoons.com
Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod    
Follow us on Instagram: goingviral_thepodcast 
Blog: markhonigsbaum.substack.com 
This episode of Going Viral has been produced with the support of a grant from the Higher Education Innovation Fund at City, University of London. It is part of the project, “Commemorating Covid, Remembering Pandemics”,
www.rememberingpandemics.com
If you enjoy our podcast - please leave us a rating or review.  Thank you!

29 min

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