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21/06/2019 12:26 BST | Updated 21/06/2019 12:29 BST

84-Year-Old Pensioner Enid Heap Named As Listeria Outbreak Victim

She died on 6 May after suffering breathing difficulties.

A pensioner whose death has been linked to the listeria outbreak at UK hospitals has been named as Enid Heap.

The 84-year-old woman from Beswick, Manchester, was admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary in March this year suffering breathing difficulties, Manchester Coroner’s Court heard on Friday.

Heap died on May 6, 2019 with her family at her bedside, the Press Association reports. 

The details were given at a brief hearing as the inquest into her death was opened.

No family members of Heap, who had a daughter called Beverley Heap, were present in court.

Solicitors for the hospital trust, Sodexo Health Care and Northern County Meats were present at the hearing.