A 52-year-old who died after choking on peanut butter and toast at a north Norfolk care home may have had a nut allergy, a court has heard. 

Lorraine Madgett, of Salcasa care home in Buxton, near Aylsham, died at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (N&N) on January 25. 

She had been taken to the N&N by air ambulance on January 19 after being seen choking on peanut butter and toast. 

She was admitted to the hospital’s intensive treatment unit but later died. 

Eastern Daily Press:

An inquest into her death was opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court in Norwich on January 31. 

Area coroner Samantha Goward confirmed that Miss Madgett was born on May 29, 1971, in Enfield, London. 

Her aunt, Maureen George, identified the body of her niece at the hospital. 

The medical cause of death was given as a “hypoxic brain injury due to, or as a result of, cardiorespiratory arrest contributed to choking on food and a nut allergy.” 

Reports have been requested from Miss Madgett’s GP, the N&N, residential care services, the East of England Ambulance Service, mental health services, and the next of kin. 

An inquest into the death has been scheduled for two hours on July 31 at the court. 

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