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Fall death student was not assessed for nearly 90 minutes
1:33pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
A STUDENT who died of head injuries after downing a bottle of rum and falling down stairs was not assessed for nearly 90 minutes after arriving at hospital, an inquest heard.
Fresher Timothy Jarvis, 18, was just days into starting a maths degree at Essex University when the tragic accident occurred.
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust carried out a thorough internal investigation into his care and has implemented an action plan to make improvements.
Coroner Chinyere Inyama delivered a verdict of accidental death at an inquest held at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court.
After the hearing, Timothy's mum Marina Jarvis called for more supervision during Fresher's Week.
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