Woman, 50, died after collapsing during ‘alcoholics support group meeting’, inquest finds

A Stockport woman has died after collapsing during an alcoholics support group meeting.

Patricia McElroy, from Heaton Mersey, was rushed to Salford Royal Hospital following the June 2 incident, Bolton Coroners Court heard. The 50-year-old legal executive died shortly thereafter.

Police Coroner’s Officer Andrew Pickles told the court: ‘On June 2, 2022, Patricia McElroy was admitted to the Royal Hospital, Salford because she collapsed at an alcoholics support group After assessment, medical staff discussed his condition with his family and palliative care began.”

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Dr. Paul Ferris recorded “chronic acute subdural hemorrhage” due to “alcohol-related liver disease” as the cause of Patricia’s death.

Chief Coroner Timothy Brennand asked Mr Pickles to obtain statements from Patricia’s family, her GP, all the alcohol agencies who treated her, witnesses to her collapse and the Royal Salford Hospital. Mr. Brennand has adjourned the inquest until September 28.

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