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Two mothers died from bacterial infections after receiving double lung transplants at the same hospital, an inquest will hear tomorrow.

Karen Starling, mother-of-six, and Anne Martinez, mother-of-two, fell ill with a bacterial infection after double lung transplants in the summer of 2019.

They both died in 2020.

Ms Starling, 54, was being treated for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in May 2019 with the potentially life-saving operation.

The treatment became fatal after she fell ill with pancreatitis following a Mycobacterium Abscessus (M.abscessus) infection.

It was later found that 20 other lung condition patients contracted the same infection that summer at Royal Papworth Hospital, in Cambridgeshire.

Ms Starling, 54, was being treated for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in May 2019 with the potentially life-saving operation

Ms Starling, 54, was being treated for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in May 2019 with the potentially life-saving operation

Ms Starling, from Ipswich, Suffolk, died in February 2020.

Ms Martinez, 65, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, was being treated for lung disease, and had the transplant in July 2019.

Following her diagnosis of the bacterial infection, her condition deteriorated until her death in December 2020.

Ms Martinez, 65, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, was being treated for lung disease, and had the transplant in July 2019

Ms Martinez, 65, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, was being treated for lung disease, and had the transplant in July 2019

The families of several patients, including Ms Starling and Ms Martinez, will now attend an inquest starting

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