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Boxing Day hospital death investigated

The death of a 74-year-old woman involved in a fall at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital has been referred to the coroner.

A Bermuda Hospitals Board spokeswoman confirmed that the matter had been sent to the coroner with the intention of determining the senior’s cause of death.

She said: “Although a fall did occur, the coroner will determine whether it was relevant to the patient passing away. Our condolences are with the patient’s family at this sad time.

“We cannot share further information through the media, but the family will be fully apprised of all findings and the coroner’s decision.”

A police spokesman confirmed that the Bermuda Police Service are investigating the death on December 26.

He added: “The investigation is under the purview of the coroner and a report will be issued to the coroner upon completion.”