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King’s Lynn Widow Hopes Upcoming Inquest Will Provide Answers Regarding Husband’s Death

Peter Knight Died Shortly After Being Transferred Between Wards At Queen Elizabeth Hospital

11.01.2019

James Clarke, Press Officer | +44 (0)161 838 3169

The widow of a King’s Lynn man who died in hospital shortly after being transferred between wards has revealed her hope for answers from an upcoming inquest into his death.

Peter Knight died on 6 June 2018, several hours after being transferred from the Medical Assessment Unit to the Necton Ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn without adequate oxygen. He was originally admitted to the hospital the day before for treatment in relation to a chest infection.

The inquest into Peter’s death is listed to take place at King’s Lynn Magistrate’s Court at 10am on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

His wife Donna has instructed specialist medical negligence lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death. 

Sophie Bales, the legal expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge office who is representing the family, said: “Peter’s family remain devastated by their loss and continue to have many questions regarding what happened in the lead up to his death.

“We are hopeful that the inquest process will provide them with the many answers they deserve.”

Donna said: “The entire family loved Peter so much and we still cannot believe that he is gone. His death was incredibly sudden and it has had a huge impact on us all.

“We hold so many questions regarding how his condition deteriorated so quickly in hospital and we are hopeful that the inquest will provide the answers we feel we deserve.

“While nothing will change what has happened, we just want to know whether more can be done to improve care in the future.”

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