A WOMAN died of heart failure after hip surgery following a fall.
A Huddersfield inquest on Wednesday heard that Joyce Gledhill, 75, of Pyenot Avenue, died last October 22 at Dewsbury District Hospital.
She was admitted to the hospital the day before after a fall at Westmore House Rehabilitation Centre in Cleckheaton.
Mrs Gledhill had gone to the centre after being discharged from the hospital following an earlier fall at her home.
She was unsteady on her feet, due to Parkinson's disease.
She also suffered from arthritis and heart disease, but this caused her few problems.
After falling at the centre, doctors at the hospital decided to operate on her hip. After the operation she developed heart failure and, despite resuscitation, she died.
Pathologist Dr Patricia Gudgeon said death was due to heart failure. It was caused by heart disease, but prompted by the anaesthesia used for the operation.
Coroner Roger Whittaker said no criticism could be made of Mrs Gledhill's treatment and it was correct for her to have had the operation.
He recorded a verdict of misadventure.