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Retired teacher receiving treatment for Covid-19 tragically died after oxygen tube became disconnected

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A retired headteacher who was receiving treatment for Covid-19 in hospital tragically died after an oxygen tube became disconnected from his mask, an inquest has heard.

James Johnson, 83, was admitted to hospital with the virus on January 3, 2021. Sadly, Mr Johnson, who was being treated for Covid pneumonia, died ten days later at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, where continuous continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) respiratory support was administered over the course of the pandemic.

In the days leading up to his death, Mr Johnson's condition deteriorated and, by January 12, a move to palliative care was under consideration, North Wales Live reports.At the time of Mr Johnson's death, the pandemic was in its third wave, which was the most difficult period for hospitals in North Wales, according to Michelle Hughes.

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