A WOMAN died after developing hypoglycaemia several times in the A&E department of Warrington Hospital, an inquest has heard.

Grace Murray, of Millington Close, Sutton Weaver, Runcorn, suffered a cardiac arrest on January 15, this year, and never regained consciousness, the court was told.

An inquest into the death of the 87-year-old patient opened at Warrington Coroners’ Court on Wednesday.

Mrs Murray had been discharged from the hospital on January 11, after insulin had been administered at her home.

After developing hypoglycaemia, she was re-admitted to Warrington Hospital, where she had several further episodes.

The court was told ‘she should not have been allowed to develop hypoglycaemia in a monitored A&E department’.

Area coroner Victoria Davies confirmed it was an ‘unnatural’ death.

The case will be reviewed on March 31 and an inquest has been set for May 29.

Kimberley Salmon-Jamieson, chief nurse and deputy chief executive at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We extend our sincere condolences to Ms Murray’s family and friends for their loss. “We reported the matter to the coroner and will now assist the coronial investigation in any way we can.

“The trust will be liaising closely with Ms Murray’s family during this process.”