Woman who died after being discharged got adequate treatment, RPA hospital says

By Phillippa McDonald

Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred hospital has said its staff did everything they could to help a woman who, after being discharged, was found inside one of the hospital’s toilets and later died.

The 60-year-old woman had been admitted to the hospital on Friday night, treated and discharged that same night.

She died on Saturday morning.

A spokeswoman from the Sydney Local Health District told the ABC the woman told staff she had nowhere to go when she was discharged.

She said the hospital offered the woman a bed but she left, came back and left again.

The woman was discovered by two women in one of the hospital’s toilets on Saturday morning and was immediately given CPR, but she died at the hospital.

The Royal Prince Alfred hospital is facing a coroner’s investigation over the death.

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