A GRANDMOTHER died of a brain haemorrhage after falling at the home she had lived in for more than 60 years.

Pauline Wort, 80, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital last November after she was found on the floor by her son.

Southampton Coroners’ Court heard that a CT scan picked up a lesion in her brain.

Four days later an MRI scan was carried out which found brain bleeding.

Consultant Dr Ibrahim Bodagh said it was thought surgery was too risky and it was hoped the bleed would stop, as can happen in some cases.

One day after being discharged from hospital Mrs Wort was readmitted and tests revealed the bleeding was continuing.

Four days later, on November 19, her condition worsened and she could not be resuscitated.

Deputy coroner Gordon Denson recorded a determination that it was death due to natural causes because of the inoperable brain haemorrhage sustained in the fall at Woolley House, Craven Walk.