Body found in store cupboard, inquest hears
AJUNIOR doctor’s body lay in a hospital store cupboard for two days after he killed himself at a Birmingham hospital, a coroner’s inquest has heard.
Eduard Zigar, 25, was found hanged at the Queen Elizabeth Hos- pital, in Edgbaston, less than a week after starting a placement.
Birmingham Coroner’s Court heard that the Lithuanian medic, who lived in Wolverhampton, had shown no signs of being suicidal or depressed in the days before his death.
Dr Zigar was seen for the last time when he finished his shift on Satur- day, August 25. He was not seen again until a health care assistant found his body at 10pm on Tuesday, August 27.
The QE now offers more support to locums when they first start, including setting up a special app for junior doctors.
> Eduard Zigar, 25, was found hanged in a store cupboard at the QE Hospital