Pensioner died after fall

AN inquest has been opened into the death of a Poulton woman who died from deep vein thrombosis after collapsing at home.

Dorothy Critchley, 93, of Elletson Street, was taken into Blackpool Victoria Hospital following the fall on December 20 where she remained a patient until she died on January 7.

A post mortem revealed the cause of death as pulmonary embolism as a result of deep vein thrombosis from a fracture of the femur.