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Woman who died in A&E after overdose had 'inadequate care'

Coroner criticises ‘overwhelmed’ hospital but rules Bethany Shipsey intended to kill herself

A 21-year-old woman who died in an exceptionally busy A&E ward after taking an overdose of diet pills intended to kill herself but received inadequate care, a coroner has found.

Bethany Shipsey died in Worcestershire Royal hospital on 15 February last year, a day described by hospital staff as overwhelming. She had swallowed tablets she bought online from eastern Europe that contained the industrial substance DNP.

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