Doctor Rebecca Ovenden from Lincolnshire found dead by her husband

Doctor Rebecca Ovenden from Lincolnshire found dead by her husband

A JUNIOR doctor found dead at the home she shared with her husband had told of the pressures she faced working in A&E.

Rebecca Louise Ovenden, 32, has been described as a “talented” medic who worked at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon.

Coroner Ian Arrow opened her inquest on Monday, April 3, and revealed that the 32-year-old was found dead by Paul Ovenden, at 9.25am on March 28.

Anne Hicks, consultant in emergency medicine at Derriford Hospital said: “Becky worked in the Emergency Department for 18 months and was a much-loved member of our team.

“She will be very sadly missed. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones.”

Helena Holt, chief executive of Devon Air Ambulance said: “On behalf of everyone at Devon Air Ambulance we send our thoughts and condolences to Becky’s family, friends and work colleagues at this difficult time.”

Nigel Hare, operations director, added: “We were very sad to hear of Becky’s passing. She was a talented doctor and much respected member of our team and will be missed by us all.”

The inquest also heard Rebecca had “previously made an attempt on her life” and had a “history of mental health issues”.

No cause of death was revealed and the coroner’s court is awaiting a toxicology report.

Her occupation was given as a doctor at Derriford Hospital.

It is understood she worked at the accident and emergency department and aboard the Devon Air Ambulance.

The inquest was adjourned for a fuller hearing at a later date.




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