Woman died of multi-organ failure, inquest hears

Two inquests into the deaths of men who died in Norwich have been adjourned while further investigat

Two inquests into the deaths of men who died in Norwich have been adjourned while further investigations continue. Photo: Antony Kelly

A Norfolk woman died of multi-organ failure, an inquest has heard.

Rachel Robinson, aged 46, from Thorpland, Norfolk, was found unresponsive at home on Thursday, June 13, and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, and then to Addenbrookes Hospital.

Mrs Robinson, who lived at Thorpland Road Cottages, was pronounced dead on Thursday, July 4, with family in attendance, an inquest opening at Norfolk Coroner's Court on Wednesday, July 17 heard.

Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, heard Mrs Robinson was identified by Amanda Pearce, from Addenbrookes Hospital, on Wednesday, July 10.

Peter Robinson, her husband, confirmed his wife was born on April 16, 1973, in Swindon, Wiltshire, and was not in employment, Ms Lake heard.


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Mrs Robinson's medical cause of death was given as acute haematoma; severe multi-organ failure requiring renal replacement therapy; alcoholic liver cirrhosis; acute pulmonary oedema; pneumonia and sepsis.

The inquest was adjourned to Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

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In a separate hearing, Ms Lake also adjourned the inquest of Victoria Robinson, aged 41, who died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to Thursday, August 29.

The inquest was opened on Friday, February 1, 2019.

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