An inquest has finally been opened into the death of an 87-year-old woman who had developed ‘deep’ pressure ulcers at a nursing home – 15 months after she passed away.
She was later discharged to a Stoke-on-Trent care home and passed away there on February 28, 2019.
Now an inquest has been opened and adjourned into her death.
North Staffordshire assistant coroner Sarah Murphy said: “She was admitted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital from another residential home in Leek. She had deep pressure ulcers.
“An inquest date will be set administratively.”
A cause of death has been given as ‘bronchopneumonia, immobility and old age (infected pressure ulcers)’.