Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Bethany

Delivered on 19 December 2014 at Perth.

Finding of Deputy State Coroner Vicker.

Suppression Order

The identity of the deceased is not to be published.


The deceased was five years of age at the time of her death. The deceased was in the care of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support and lived with her maternal grandmother. She had been severely disabled from birth requiring a high level of full time care for all aspects of daily living, including mobility which her grandmother provided.

A mandatory inquest was required to examine and comment on the quality of the supervision, treatment and care of the deceased while in the care of the Department.

The Coroner found the supervision, treatment and care of the deceased by her maternal grandmother, following her placement and assistance from the Department, was exceptional.

The Coroner found the deceased died on 27 February 2012 as a result of Epilepsy in association with Cerebral Palsy death arose by way of Natural Causes.

Catch Words

Acute Meningitis : Natural Causes.

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