Family Statement

25th September 2018 by

As a family, we continue struggling to come to terms with what happened to Joan on 17 September last year.

We have found the Inquest both daunting and traumatic at times listening to the evidence.

We wish to thank both the Coroner and the Police, for conducting a thorough and wide‑ranging investigation into the circumstances of Joan’s death and also the Jury for the extremely diligent way they considered the evidence and detailed conclusions reached.

It is our sincere hope that the Hospital Trust learns lessons and takes the appropriate remedial action to prevent another death in these circumstances, particularly when it should never have happened in the first place.

We would like to make it clear that we do not blame Nurse Alba Duran personally for Joan’s tragic death.

Finally we would like to thank our friends and family for their kindness and support over the last year.