Woman dies in Worthing Hospital after fall

An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who died at Worthing Hospital.

Christina Batchelor died at the hospital in Lyndhurst Road on June 23, following a fall at her home in Old Manor Road, Rustington.

Christina Batchelor died at Worthing Hospital

Christina Batchelor died at Worthing Hospital

An inquest into her death opened at Crawley Coroner’s Court on Tuesday (July 2).

It heard that the 92-year-old, who was widowed and lived alone, had a fall at her home on May 30, and was taken to hospital.

Her condition then deteriorated and she sadly died.

A post-mortem examination found the main cause of death to be bronchopneumonia.

Rib fractures also contributed to her death, the inquest heard.

Mrs Batchelor, a retired cleaner, was born in County Galway, Ireland.

A full inquest into her death has been set for September 24.

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