Inquest scheduled for next week after 86-year-old Felixstowe man given wrong medication in 2012

Ipswich Hospital. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Hospital. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A two-week inquest is due to begin on Monday into the circumstances surrounding the death of an 86-year-old Felixstowe man who was given the incorrect medication at a pharmacy in the town in 2012.

Douglas Lamond

Douglas Lamond - Credit: Contributed

Police were contacted by Ipswich Hospital at around 6.15pm on May 12, 2012, which reported Douglas Lamond, of Stewart Close, had been admitted to accident and emergency after feeling unwell and had subsequently died.

A post-mortem and toxicology tests confirmed that medication Mr Lamond had taken would have been a contributory factor in his death.

Following a lengthy police investigation a 35-year-old woman received a caution under the Medicines Act in March 2015 for supplying a product that was not of the nature or quality demanded by the purchaser.

Suffolk’s senior coroner Dr Peter Dean will preside over Mr Lamond’s inquest in Whitehouse Road, Ipswich,