AN MISCOMMUNICATION in a change of medical prescription led to the death of a “fantastic” person an inquest heard.

Pamela Anne Jackson, died from a bleed on the brain, after she had fallen at home on June 3.

The inquest heard how the 92-year-old was “prone to falls” and that in 2017 had fallen and broken her leg in three places, which affected her mobility.

Speaking at the inquest on Monday, Mrs Jackson’s daughter Candida Crowe said that she could “hear shuffling” coming from her mothers room.

She said: “I went into her room and found her on the other side of her bed on the floor, she had blood coming from the side of her head and it had already started to clot so she must have been their [on the floor] for quite some time.”

Mrs Jackson was taken to Basingstoke hospital to be checked over where she said she “felt sick” while waiting for a CAT scan.

Ms Crowe told the inquest that hospital staff told her that “operating wasn’t an option” and that the bleed on her brain had caused it to shift.

Mrs Jackson’s daughter asked the acting north Hampshire coroner, Samantha Marsh, whether the change in her mothers’ medication could have been an aggravating feature to the bleeding.

The inquest heard that Mrs Jackson had previously been prescribed warfarin but after being diagnosed with sepsis in June 2018, doctors recommended that she be put on edoxaban.

This is something which Ms Crowe questioned why the change in prescription with her “history of heart attacks and strokes.”

Doctor David Knight, from the Crown Heights medical practice, who was Mrs Jackson’s GP, told the inquest that the change was a “recommendation” and wouldn’t’ have been changed without further tests and a conversation with the patient.

Coroner Marsh said that due to the diametric conflicting evidence that she could not establish fact as to where the change of prescription had come from, but did say it may have been a factor in Mrs Jackson’s death when passing a conclusion of accidental death.

After the inquest Ms Crowe paid tribute to her mum saying: “She was a highly intelligent person who would not say a bad thing about anybody.

“I wish I could be like her and I miss here all the time. She was just such a fantastic person.”