Death of Chesterfield pensioner after fall was ‘accident’, inquest finds

The death of a Chesterfield pensioner who died in hospital after he fell down the stairs at his home was an ‘accident’, a coroner concluded.

Monday, 1st April 2019, 6:07 pm
Updated Monday, 1st April 2019, 6:09 pm
The inquest took place this afternoon (April 1).

Malcom Clark, a retired postman from North Wingfield, died at Queens Medical Centre on Thursday, March 21, a documentary inquest at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court heard this afternoon (Monday, April 1).

The 74-year-old had been taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital on March 13 after he fell down the stairs at his Draycott Road home.

Assistant coroner for Derbyshire Kathryn Hayes said: “Despite transferring to Queens Medical Centre, and appropriate treatment throughout, he deteriorated due to his injuries and end of life care was provided until his death.”

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Ms Hayes concluded Mr Clark’s death was ‘accidental’.

The medical causes of his death were given as respiratory failure, trauma brought on from the fall and other complications.

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