AN ELDERLY Stone woman’s fractured knees led to her death, an inquest heard.
Both knees were found to be fractured, were placed in casts and Mrs Harvey was discharged on September 1.
But two days late her GP reported she “had deteriorated significantly” and she died later that day.
The inquest head that Mrs Harvey, a retired packing glass factory worker, had suffered a number of falls at Autumn House since she moved there in 2009.
But Lesley Powell, director of care services at Autumn House, said that there had been no recent falls.
Mrs Harvey’s main cause of death was given as bronchial pneumonia but the fractures, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and osteoporosis were also detailed.
South Staffordshire Deputy Coroner Margaret Jones recorded a verdict of natural causes.