City hospital worker found dead at hotel
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.