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

Carrow House, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is based and where the inquest into the death of Mark Si

Carrow House, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is based and where the inquest into the death of Mark Sibson was held. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

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.


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

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