A WOMAN died after suffering a fall in hospital, an inquest heard.

The hearing in Winchester heard that Carol Hawley, 64, of Tudor Court, Fareham, had been admitted to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth complaining of headaches, fevers and speech disturbance.

She had been transferred to Southampton General Hospital for neurological investigation.

Mrs Hawley had the fall, at which hospital was not made clear at the hearing , and died on December 5.

No post mortem was undertaken but Dr Liam Carroll a physician involved in her care, in a report to the coroner, said the causes of death were a brain haemorrhage, which is a type of stroke, the fall and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

Senior coroner Christopher Wilkinson adjourned the inquest until April 23.