Live-in doctor died of opiate overdose at Norfolk hospital

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A doctor was found dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn after overdosing on opiates, an inquest opening heard today.

Piers Wilski-Jaloszynski, a live-in doctor at the hospital, was 31 when he was found in his room by a colleague on Tuesday, February 20.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake said the cause of death was an opiate drug overdose.

Mr Wilski-Jaloszynski was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. An obituary on Polish news website Wyborcza said a funeral was held on Thursday, March 8 in the cathedral of St. Jana in Warsaw, before the body was transferred to the family tomb in the old S?u?ewiec Cemetery, also in Warsaw.

The obituary described Mr Wilski-Jaloszynski as a beloved son, brother and grandson, and graduate of the University of London, Jagiellonian and Strasbourg.

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The inquest has been adjourned to 3pm on September 13 at Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich.

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