Mother-of-two Leah Elizabeth Floyd, 48, died on the Sunshine Coast six weeks after being discharged from the Princess Alexandra Hospital's spinal injury unit.
Mother-of-two Leah Elizabeth Floyd, 48, died on the Sunshine Coast six weeks after being discharged from the Princess Alexandra Hospital's spinal injury unit. Contributed

Psychiatrist to take stand as mum death probe resumes

AN INQUEST into the death of quadriplegic mother Leah Floyd will resume today with a number of witnesses scheduled to give evidence.

The coroner's inquest into the 48-year-old's 2013 death began last month, with staff members from disability care accommodation provider BE Lifestyle among those to give evidence.

Ms Floyd had been living at BE Lifestyle's Yandina Creek facility in the weeks before her death at Nambour General Hospital on October 10, 2013.

Representatives from Disability Services Queensland, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service and Blue Care also appeared before Coroner John Lock.

Nambour General Hospital psychiatrist Dr Anar Taumanova is scheduled to appear first in Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning.

Dr Taumanova was the senior psychiatrist responsible for assessment and discharge when Mrs Floyd spent a fortnight in the hospital's mental health unit in the month leading up to her death.

The court is also scheduled to hear evidence from BE Lifestyle managing director Belinda Wardlaw as well as former staff member Andrea Messer.



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