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Inquest resumes into LCP death

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Marion Bryce Smith died at Ipswich Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

An inquest is due to resume today into the death of a woman from Woodbridge who had been placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway at Ipswich Hospital.

Marion Bryce Smith, 93, survived 59 days after being denied food and water under the regime.

Mrs Bryce Smith was admitted to Ipswich hospital after suffering a fall in January 2011.

The inquest at IP City Centre is expected to last for two days.

The original inquest was adjourned in January when the coroner decided he needed a further medical briefing.

Ipswich Hospital critical care praised

New statistics reveal the critical care team at Ipswich Hospital has the second best patient survival rates in the country.

The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre has published its annual data on death rates.

Ipswich Hospital's mortality rates of critical care patients are low, which means the team is successful at keeping patients alive when the odds are stacked against them.

The new statistics show that for every 100 patients expected to die when admitted to an average critical care unit, 70 would die in Ipswich.

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