Inquest into the death of EDWARD ROBERT DAVIS

Mr Davis was an 88 year old man who resided at the BUPA Aged Care Facility in Calwell. He had a history of epilepsy, stroke and dementia, and was taking blood thinning drugs in addition to other medications. He required significant assistance with his activities of daily living, including washing, dressing and toileting, and would require assistance to get in and out of bed. By the time of the period immediately before his death he had limited verbal communication and was not very responsive to staff or stimuli. Mr Davis had indicated through his family that he did not wish to be resuscitated and did not wish life prolonging measures be taken in the event of serious illness or injury.

Coroner P. J. Morrison on 28 February 2018


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