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Inquest into death of Rossett woman is adjourned

Published date: 20 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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AN INQUEST into the death of a woman who died after undergoing surgery three times on her hip has been adjourned.

An inquest was held at the Guildhall in Wrexham into the death of 78-year-old Sarah Olive Rowland, of Mountain View, Rossett. She died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital last July.

Coroner John Gittins told the inquest Mrs Rowland had a prolonged stay at the Maelor Hospital after suffering a fall and breaking her hip.

He said members of her family had expressed concerns over her care to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas contacted the board on behalf of Mrs Rowland’s relatives and a reply to that correspondence had only just been received.

Mr Gittins said he felt it was right to allow the family members time to digest the information provided.

After being admitted to the Maelor, Mrs Rowland had an operation. However, there were signs of infection, with the wound being red and inflamed.

A decision was made to carry out a hip wash procedure to remove dead tissue.

Surgeon Ian Starks was present at the inquest and Mr Gittins allowed him to give his evidence.

Mr Starks said the hip wash procedure had not worked and after two days it was decided to remove the prosthesis in the hip.

Mr Gittins asked if two days was sufficient time to make the judgement the hip wash had been unsuccessful.

“My opinion was we didn’t have any time. We had to make a difficult decision,” Mr Starks said.

But after the final operation Mrs Rowland’s condition continued to deteriorate.

No fixed date was given for the inquest to recommence. However Mr Gittins said it might be possible to continue in April.

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