Inquest Into Woman’s Death After Routine Day Surgery

Devastated Family Hope For Answers


An investigation into the death of a 51-year-old woman just eight days after undergoing routine day surgery will take place at an inquest today at Huntingdon court.

Jayne Smith, from Huntingdon, died on 10 September last year after receiving corrective surgery to treat haemorrhoids at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

The inquest, which is to be held by HM Coroner for South and West Cambridgeshire David S Morris, is scheduled to run for one day and will examine the cause of Mrs Smith’s tragic and unexpected death.

Jayne leaves behind a devoted husband, 59-year-old Glen Smith, and two children.

Jenny Baker, a medical law and patient’s rights expert from law firm Irwin Mitchell, is representing the family following their tragic loss. She said: "Losing Jayne so suddenly came as a terrible shock to Mr Smith and his two children, who have been devastated by her unexpected death.

“They hope the inquest will go some way to providing the answers to questions that remain as to how, and why she died.”