Search

Retired carpenter died from reaction to medication while in hospital

Carrow House, which is the new home of Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Carrow House, which is the new home of Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

A retired carpenter died from an “extensive” reaction to medication while being treated in hospital, an inquest heard.

Walter Tubby, of Abbeville care home, on Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth, died at the James Paget Hospital on February 27, 2018.

His inquest was opened in Norwich on Tuesday by area coroner Yvonne Blake.

She said the 93-year-old’s medical cause of death was given as acute kidney injury, secondary to an “extensive drug reaction”.

Ms Blake added: “He was being treated at the James Paget Hospital and during treatment he had a reaction to medication given to him.”

The inquest was adjourned until July 2, 2018 in Norwich. The full hearing is scheduled to last one hour.

An inquest also opened into the death of former plumbing and heating engineer Thomas Sillett.

The 70-year-old, of Elms Lane, Wangford, Beccles, died at the James Paget Hospital on 28 February this year.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Ms Blake said the medical cause of death was a right lung empyema, as a result of malignant mesothelioma.

He was also suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Ms Blake said: “Because it is a death with links of working within the industry there has to be an inquest.”

A full hearing will take place on July 2 in Norwich at 10am.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News

Yesterday, 16:00

A “callous and calculated” London drug dealer who came to Norfolk after being stabbed in 2016 has been jailed for eight years after establishing a “substantial drug dealing enterprise” in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Yesterday, 17:17

The leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has said the town’s first air show “went very well”.

Yesterday, 16:07

Norfolk and Waveney is set to feel a lot warmer this week with some places seeing highs of 27C.

Most Read

Sunday, June 17, 2018

One of the display acts for today’s Great Yarmouth Air Show has been forced to pull out due to mechanical issues.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Air Show 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018

The man who helped to bring tens of thousands of people to the Great Yarmouth Air Show has called it the most hi-tech and sophisticated event of its kind in Norfolk.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Air Show 2018
Yesterday, 17:17

The leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has said the town’s first air show “went very well”.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Sunday, June 17, 2018

It has been a flying success that has put Great Yarmouth firmly on the map.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Air Show 2018
Yesterday, 16:00

A “callous and calculated” London drug dealer who came to Norfolk after being stabbed in 2016 has been jailed for eight years after establishing a “substantial drug dealing enterprise” in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 15°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy