Correction: Rita MacNeil was admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery. Among other things, she suffered an infection before her death. She did not acquire the infection in the hospital, according to senior medical officials of the Cape Breton District Health Authority. An earlier column incorrectly said she contracted an infection in hospital after surgery. This column is now closed to commenting. If you would like to share your feedback, please send a letter to the editor by e-mailing email@example.com
The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.