Girl, 3, died during a visit to hospital

Pinderfields Hospital general view
Pinderfields Hospital general view

A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl died after collapsing at Pinderfields Hospital, a inquest heard.

Whitney Joan Louise Caves of Haldane Crescent, Wakefield, had gone to the hospital with her grandparents to visit her cousin on Saturday, October 22.

Coroner’s officer Anthony Lancaster said while she was at the hospital she suddenly fell to the floor .

He added that she was taken to the children’s ward, where her cousin was staying, but she was unresponsive and attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.

She was pronounced dead at 11.33am.

Assistant deputy coroner Kevin McLoughlin heard that the incident was investigated by West Yorkshire Police but a postmortem revealed that her death was not deemed as suspicious.

No cause of death was given and the and hearing was adjourned pending further inquiries.