A 107-YEAR-OLD woman died at Poole Hospital after suffering a leg fracture in a fall at her home, an inquest heard.

Ivy Ellen Taylor, who lived in her own home in Station Road, New Milton, with care assistance, died on July 27.

The inquest into the retired Exide battery agent's death was opened and adjourned at the coroner's court in Bournemouth Town Hall on Wednesday.

Coroner's officer Laura Thorne told the short hearing Mrs Taylor, who was born in Camden on January 28, 1912, had been admitted to hospital on July 22 after an unwitnessed fall at her home.

She was diagnosed with a fracture to the neck of her right femur, the inquest heard.

Ms Thorne said Mrs Taylor was waiting for surgery on the fracture when her condition deteriorated. She declined a blood transfusion or any further interventions and it was agreed to put her on a palliative care pathway.

A doctor's report filed a cause of death as fractured neck of femur, with congestive cardiac failure, frailty and old age listed as possible contributing factors.

Assistant coroner for Dorset Brendan Allen adjourned the inquest until March 2020.