West Suffolk Hospital attack victim 'died of pneumonia'
- 3 January 2014
- From the section Suffolk
An 86-year-old man who died after he was attacked in his hospital bed by a dementia patient had bronchopneumonia, an inquest has heard.
Richard Bowman suffered severe head, leg and arm injuries on a ward at West Suffolk Hospital, on 25 November.
He died 12 days after being attacked by the patient, who was wielding a bottle.
An inquest in Bury St Edmunds heard Mr Bowman died of natural causes, having also suffered cardiac failure.
Mr Bowman had been admitted to hospital with a chest infection.
The inquest at the Active Business Centre was opened and adjourned.