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Stafford Hospital: date set for resumption of John Moore Robinson inquest

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 03, 2014

John Moore Robinson

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THE FATHER of a cyclist who died less than a day after being discharge by Stafford Hospital says he has total faith in the coroner presiding at a second inquest. John Moore Robinson ruptured his spleen in an accident on Cannock Chase in April 2006. He was examined at the hospital’s accident and emergency department and sent home with painkillers. Less than 24 hours later he was dead. At the initial inquest south Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh recorded a narrative verdict but the telecoms engineer’s father Frank Robinson campaigned for a second hearing which was granted and opened earlier this year. It was halted by Leicester coroner Catherine Mason who criticised the hospital for not getting the information she had asked for. She also asked for Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to supply a full log of the emergency staff on duty on April 1, 2006 to they could be traced and statements taken. On Wednesday she held a pre inquest hearing and set a date for the hearing to resume on September 22 for two days of evidence before a day of deliberation with the verdict expected on September 25. “We have got faith in this woman. I’m a bit sceptical and I don’t like to trust anybody any more but I have got faith in this woman. She really meant business.”

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