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Police investigate death of patient at York Hospital
9:56am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
THE sudden death of a patient at York Hospital is under investigation by police and hospital managers.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said officers were called last Friday morning, following reports of a 34-year-old woman’s sudden death.
“Officers are currently working with the hospital to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.
“The woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious. We are not in a position to identify the deceased at this time.”
It is understood that an inquest into the woman’s death is likely to open early next week and police said they would not be able to release her name until the hearing had been opened and adjourned.
However, The Press understands that her name is Laura Lewis and that she was found hanging at the hospital.
A spokesperson for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said no one else was being sought in connection with the woman’s death.
Staff are doing all they can to help the police with their investigation, and we cannot provide further comment whilst this is ongoing,” she said.