Two women die after contracting Covid-19 at North Wales hospital


Two elderly women admitted to hospital after a fall contracted a coronavirus and died.

Eileen Jean Owen, 94, of Cambrian Drive, Rhos-on-Sea died on April 13 after catching Covid-19 at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

Margaret Byron, 86, died in the same hospital two days later from the virus.

North and East Wales coroner John Gittins said that Ms. Owen was found on the street on March 22.

Investigations were made and it was established that she was on warfarin – an anticoagulant – and had “traumatic” bleeding in the brain, as well as a fractured pelvis.

The retired secretary was taken to hospital that day, where she then contracted Covid-19.

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The cause of death was reported by a hospital doctor as coronavirus due to traumatic subdural hemorrhage.

Ms. Byron was admitted to Bodelwyddan Hospital on February 28 after a fall and broken leg.

The retired factory worker was a resident of the Sanford Care Home in Prestatyn.

She had had an operation and was recovering at Glan Clwyd when she contracted Covid-19.

Due to the nature of his admission to the hospital, Mr. Gittins referred the matter for further investigation.

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