CHESTERFIELD: Still no answers into nurse’s death

NDET 25-9-12 MC 2'Liz Hill with bereaved partner Mark Pratt
NDET 25-9-12 MC 2'Liz Hill with bereaved partner Mark Pratt
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A grief-stricken family say they are still no nearer to finding out why their daughter died suddenly.

Nurse Elizabeth Hill, 25, collapsed while getting ready to celebrate her parents’ wedding anniversary last September.

At her inquest in Chesterfield this week coroner Nigel Anderson ruled that Miss Hill’s death was “largely unexplained” but was probably linked to epilepsy or a sudden cardiac attack.

Dad Raymond Hill said: “At the end of the day we still don’t have any closure.

“I’m not blaming anyone and all the tests have been done but it would have been nice to have answers.”

Miss Hill of Kirkstone Road, Newbold, was having a shower at her parents’ home in Calow when her mum Christine and dad Raymond heard a thud and realised she had collapsed and fallen against the bathroom door.

Paramedics tried to revive the mum-of-one, who worked on the Ridgeway Ward, at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, but she was pronounced dead.

Over 400 people attended Liz’s funeral at Calow Parish Church, on Thursday, September 20 and donated £1,400 to be split between Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Calow Church.

A Chesterfield Royal Hospital spokesman said: “Liz was a wonderful and proud staff nurse and a highly-regarded colleague.”

Miss Hill also leaves her partner Mark Pratt and four-year-old daughter Carlie. Mr Pratt said: “She was a devoted mum. I told Carlie that her mum is up in the sky with the angels.”

Mr Anderson recorded a narrative verdict adding: “Sadly there are hundreds of adult deaths every year that we can’t explain.”