Live-in doctor died of opiate overdose at Norfolk hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:04 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:43 25 May 2018

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

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

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

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