A MOTHER-OF-THREE who attended Bradford Royal Infirmary after overdosing on prescribed anti-depressants died after collapsing outside its A&E department while waiting to see a doctor, an inquest heard.

Rebecca Bloore, 35, who lived with her mother and two of her sons in Clayton Lane, Bradford, was seen on CCTV falling forwards on her face only 20 minutes after being seen by a triage nurse.

Several moments later she was discovered by members of the public who raised the alarm and got help, the hearing in Bradford was told yesterday.

Miss Bloore went into cardiac arrest and despite efforts to resuscitate her inside A&E, she was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Her family "to their credit" consented to her organs being donated, said Coroner's officer Sam Cariss.

Miss Bloore, who had worked as a retail assistant, had a history of anxiety, depression and self-harming. She had taken overdoses on five previous occasions but tried to keep them from her family.

She had also been offered help but not engaged with mental health services in the past, the inquest was told.

A statement read out on behalf of Miss Bloore's mother Yvonne, said her daughter had good and bad days but had been struggling with her dog's recent death and the approaching anniversary of her father's death.

Although she rarely went out of the house, Miss Bloore had been out to visit a friend the night before she died but had returned home by 10pm.

Her mother thought she was in bed when she received a phone call from the hospital at 5am on November 13 last year and it emerged her daughter had taken a cab arriving at A&E shortly after 4am, telling a nurse she had taken an overdose.

Bradford Coroner Martin Fleming said he had seen the triage nurses's notes and added: "They had circled all the boxes. There was nothing to suggest she was was suffering effects sufficient to take immediate action."

Recording a narrative verdict he said it remained unclear whether Miss Bloore intended her own death.

"I can't be sure the overdose wasn't a cry for help or seeking attention," said Mr Fleming.