Inquest into death of Gaer patient adjourned
2:31pm Tuesday 29th April 2014 in News
AN INQUEST has been opened and adjourned into the death of a 30-year-old woman.
Dionne Whittington, died on April 20, a Gwent Coroner’s Court heard yesterday. David Arnold, coroner’s officer, said: “Police officers entered a property in the Gaer, Newport after concerns of a female patient who had absconded from the casualty ward at the Royal Gwent Hospital. On arrival a female was found lifeless and unresponsive at the bedroom of the property. She was pronounced dead by paramedics.”
Following a formal identification a post-mortem examination was carried out.
The provisional cause of death was said to be metabolic disturbance in mass fatty changes of the liver.
Further tests will be carried out including a toxicology. The inquest has been adjourned for eight weeks and the body has been released to the family.
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