Pa­tient, 86, died dur­ing op­er­a­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE -

AN EL­DERLY wo­man died from a heart at­tack dur­ing surgery for a bro­ken hip, an inquest heard.

An inquest at Ash­ford court on Thurs­day heard how Mar­garet Ch­ester­man, 86, was taken to the William Har­vey Hospi­tal on Au­gust 10, af­ter fall­ing at her home in Av­ereng Road, Folkestone, that day.

Mrs Ch­ester­man suf­fered a frac­tured hip and un­der­went surgery on Au­gust 14.

Dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, in which bone re­pair ce­ment is in­jected into the thigh to se­cure a pros­the­sis, Mrs Ch­ester­man suf­fered a heart at­tack. Coro­ner Rachel Red­man recorded a ver­dict of ac­ci­den­tal death.

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