A HAMPSHIRE man died after having a number of falls at home and in hospital while also suffering from conditions which made his bones softer.

Winchester Coroner’s Court heard that Raymond Humphrey, 84, died from bronchopneumonia after being admitted to Southampton General Hospital with a serious infection in January.

A post mortem carried out by pathologist professor James Nicoll revealed that Mr Humphrey had a spinal fracture, which restricted his breathing and led to the bronchopneumonia.

He added that a number of factors led to the fracture, including a form of bone marrow cancer, an abscess as a result of an infection and osteoporosis.

Assistant coroner Sarah Whitby recorded a narrative verdict, saying: “It is not clear when Mr Humphrey suffered the fracture, but it was after he was admitted to hospital.

"He developed bronchopneumonia and died. Mr Humphrey died as a result of falls at home and in hospital, and medical frailties.”