A NEW Milton woman who lived through both World Wars died after a fall at a nursing home.

Sophia Hudson, 103, moved to Kingfishers Care home in 2018. Previously she had been living at home in the town – where she had lived since 1970.

An inquest heard the pensioner had an increasing number of falls during her time in care.

On October 14, she fell onto her right side whilst walking with assistance and cut her head.

She was admitted to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and it was found she had suffered a subdural haematoma.

According to a report by Beata Brizozowska, registered manager at Kingfishers Care Home, Ms Hudson, "died peacefully" on November 11.

She said: "Ms Hudson had hearing aids, poor eyesight and required supervision at all times mobilising but she often forgot to use her call bell. Staff reviewed her risk of falling monthly.

"After close talks with the hospital and Ms Hudson it was decided that she would be placed into palliative care."

No members of family attended the inquest at Winchester Coroner's Court.

Area coroner Jason Pegg concluded as an accidental death.