AN inquest has opened into the death of a man who died of sepsis after cutting his finger at work.

Panel beater, Peter Andrew, 76, passed away at the Royal Oldham Hospital on March 12.

Mr Andrew, of Braemar, Higher Park, Shaw, was a widower with a daughter.

At Rochdale Coroner's Office, police coroner's officer, Paul Lever, said Mr Andrew had cut his finger at work but had not thought anything about it.

His daughter had called and found him to be unwell and phoned his GP who attended his home address.

The GP said he thought Mr Andrew was suffering from sepsis and advised him to attend A&E and provided a letter to be handed in when he arrived.

The letter was handed in but it took some time for Mr Andrew to be seen and he was moved to various different areas of the hospital before antibiotics were prescribed.

Mr Andrew began to be treated for severe septic shock and he developed multiple organ failure and was moved to ICU for invasive monitoring.

Mr Andrew suffered a cardiac arrest and was resuscitated, but then suffered another and did not survive.

A post mortem gave the cause of death as multiple organ failure and sepsis.

Coroner Julie Robertson set a review date for July 13 2020 with an inquest to take place at a later date.