Investigation as woman found dead after lying undiscovered for 10 hours in hospital toilet

An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in a disabled toilet at Galway University Hospital.

It is believed she may have remained undiscovered in the locked toilet for up to 10 hours over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

In a statement, the Saolta Hospital Group said the woman was not registered as a patient and had entered the building without the knowledge of staff.

The case has been referred to the Galway West coroner.

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