A coroner has ruled out complaints about the treatment of an elderly man at Wellington Hospital.
The family of Paul Englebert Lins raised concerns about his treatment at the capital's hospital after the 82-year-old died while in hospital care on October 26, 2009.
In statements to the coroner, members of the Lins family said they were concerned about how Mr Lins was treated at the hospital, questioned a medication change and believed staff did not answer their questions.
A coroner's inquest considered information from the man's family, doctors involved in hospital care for the man, and a post mortem provided by a forensic pathologist.
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In his ruling, Coroner Ian Smith said: "I note their concerns about the manner that Mr Lins was treated at hospital, but I am satisfied that he received adequate treatment however there is a need once again for medical staff to inform the family and caregivers of a loved one of what treatment is being undertaken and to answer adequately questions asked by those people."