A man being treated for cancer died after falling in hospital and breaking his hip, an inquest heard yesterday.

Brian Annetts, 78, of Old Witney Road, Eynsham, was having radiotherapy at the Churchill Hospital in Headington for cell cancer.

The retired plumber slipped over in the bathroom of his hospital room and broke his hip on May 7 last year. He had an operation, but his condition worsened and he died at Sobell House Hospice in Old Road, Headington on May 19.

A medical cause of death was given as bronchial pneumonia, as a result of the hip surgery.

Oxfordshire’s assistant coroner Nick Graham recorded a verdict of accidental death.