Eloise Power

Call 2002

Overview

Over the years, Eloise has been instructed in a variety of healthcare-related and other inquests. She represented HM Coroner in Brown v HM Coroner for the County of Norfolk [2014] EWHC 187 (Admin).

Inquests & Inquiries

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Inquest into the death of Madhumita Mandal (2015): a case which brought the practice of hospital receptionists triaging or “streaming” Accident and Emergency patients to the attention of the public at large.
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experience & expertise

Recent example’s of Eloise’s work in this area include:

  • Inquest into the death of Madhumita Mandal (2015): a case in which the deceased, a previously healthy 30-year-old woman, developed sepsis and died as a result of a ruptured ovarian cyst. She attended Croydon University Hospital, where she was “streamed” by an untrained receptionist. The receptionist concluded that she was “not that sick”. She was kept waiting. When she was eventually seen by a doctor, the doctor did not recognise that she had sepsis.  Click here to see press coverage on this case.
  • Inquest into the death of Emma Cadywould: death due to post-natal depression involving alleged failings on the part of the mental health team managing the care. Click here to see press coverage on this case. 
  • Brown v HM Coroner for the County of Norfolk [2014] EWHC 187 (Admin): representing HM Coroner: important guidance laid down for the conduct of pre-inquest reviews.
  • Inquest into the death of Allan Hawksworth: a case which exposed important weaknesses in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis on the part of a private hospital. The deceased, who was attending hospital for a routine hip replacement, did not receive VTE prophylaxis and died some days after his hip surgery due to deep vein thrombosis.
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  • Inquest into the death of James Andrew Twigg: death due to cardiac arrhythmia. The deceased had not been provided with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.