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Inquest opened into death of woman who had a fall at home

PUBLISHED: 14:52 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:52 25 April 2018

Carrow House, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is based and where the inquest was opened into the death of Phyllis Mary Gowing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Carrow House, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is based and where the inquest was opened into the death of Phyllis Mary Gowing. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

An inquest has been opened into the death of a woman who had a fall at her Norwich home.

Phyllis Mary Gowing died on April 13 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norfolk Coroner’s Court heard today.

The 82-year-old, who was born in Thetford and lived in Ranworth Road, west Norwich, was a retired shop assistant.

The court heard how she was admitted to hospital following a fall at home.

A doctor’s report gave the medical cause of death as Type 2 respiratory failure, due to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with contributory factors of traumatic dens fracture and childhood polio.

The inquest was adjourned until 11am on September 14, 2018.

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