Nurse died after two falls on Egypt cruise holiday, coroner's court told (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Nurse died after two falls on Egypt cruise holiday, coroner's court told
9:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A nurse died suddenly on a holiday to celebrate her 30th wedding anniversary following two falls.
An inquest in Skipton heard how Jane Corrigan suffered her first fall in Manchester airport, on November 21, last year. She had ran into a clear perspex bus shelter screen while try to escape a downpour. She did not seem too badly hurt and boarded her plane.
But the 58-year-old of Linton Court, Skipton, then suffered another fall three days later, this time in the bathroom of her room in a cruise ship on the River Nile in Egypt. Mrs Corrigan was taken to a clinic in Aswan, but was transferred 300 km to a hospital in Luxor. She later suffered two heart attacks and died. North Yorkshire Coroner Rob Turnbull said it was only after her death her family learned she had been sufferring a degenerative bone disease in her neck. He recorded that Mrs Corrigan died on November 25, 2012, by accident compounded by the spinal disease.