City hos­pi­tal worker found dead at ho­tel

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update - By DAVID SEY­MOUR david.sey­mour@pe­ter­bor­oughto­

A WORKER from Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal died sud­denly at a ho­tel near Peter­bor­ough ahead of a party.

The body of the 49-year-old man was found in a room at the Hay­cock Ho­tel, in Lon­don Road, Wans­ford, on Fri­day evening.

The East of Eng­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice (EEAS) were called to at­tend the ho­tel at 5.55pm.

A staff mem­ber from the ho­tel, who is also a part-time para­medic, at­tempted to re­sus­ci­tate the man while the am­bu­lance ser­vice pro­vided ad­vice via the tele­phone ahead of their ar­rival.

The man, how­ever, was pro­nounced dead at the scene by EEAS paramedics.

Gen­eral man­ager at the ho­tel Linda Nicholson said: “We just tried to help where we could un­til the paramedics ar­rived.”

She added: “We were all up­set about it. It was a big shock to have to deal with some­thing like that.

“We cer­tainly send our con­do­lences to the fam­ily.”

She said that the man had been part of a group that was go­ing to at­tend a pub­lic Christ­mas party be­ing held in the ball­room of the ho­tel from 7pm that evening.

The man’s death, how­ever, meant the group did not at­tend and the group were given a re­fund of their fee.

Peter­bor­ough and Stam­ford Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, which runs Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal, con­firmed that the man was a mem­ber of its clin­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion team.

A spokes­woman for Cam­bridgeshire po­lice con­firmed that of- fi­cers were called to the ho­tel at 6.50pm af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports that a 49-year-old man had been found dead in a room.

She said that the death was not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

The case was passed on by the po­lice to the Hunt­ing­don Coro­ner’s Of­fice.

A spokes­woman for the coro­ner’s of­fice said that their in­ves­ti­ga­tion had come to the con­clu­sion that the man had died due to “nat­u­ral causes”.

As a re­sult she added that there would be “no fur­ther in­volve­ment” from the coro­ner.

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