Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Julissa Teresa Gilbert

Delivered on 27 May 2014 at Perth.

Finding of Deputy State Coroner.


The deceased was a 57 year old woman who presented at the Geraldton Regional Hospital Emergency Department complaining of abdominal pain. The deceased underwent emergency surgery.

The inquest focused on the post-operative management of the deceased.

The Coroner found the deceased died on 18 September 2008 and that the cause of death was intra-abdominal haemorrhage following appendectomy. The manner of death was misadventure.

Catch Words

Post-operative care : differential diagnosis : regional hospitals : misadventure.

Last updated: 19 July 2022

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