Media industry mourns death of popular journalist

The media industry on the Costa del Sol was shocked by the sudden death earlier this month of Kerry Jane ‘KJ’ Eldson.

The 57-year-old, who was Features Editor at Society Magazine and had also written for Essential and Absolute Marbella, passed away suddenly at her home in Pembroke, Wales. KJ supported her mother Val, in their flat above the shop where her late father Keith had once been an ironmonger.

In a death that the coroner described as ‘avoidable’ KJ's cousin,Tim Ricketts , said that she had been confined to the house due to cystitis but, despite repeated requests, the NHS receptionist at her local surgery had refused her request for a home visit by her GP. Her condition deteriorated rapidly and KJ died just a few short days later. Cause of death was confirmed by the coroner as urinary sepsis.

KJ herself harrowingly posted in Facebook about her situation. ‘ I currently have a debilitating complaint that is confining me to the house so, this morning, I phone the local surgery to request a home visit. Request denied. The best that I can do is to make an appointment at the emergency clinic this afternoon, book in at 15:30 and maybe not be seen for several hours. I ask them if they don’t understand that I can’t leave the house but the doctor point-blank refuses to grant a home visit to anyone who isn’t permanently disabled or a pensioner. I tell them again that I can’t leave the house. They ask me what I am going to do and I confess that I don’t have a clue. Deadlock. The caring, sharing NHS in action for you - and this from someone who has yet to consult a doctor, so they can scarcely have me pegged as a hypochondriac’.

An inquiry into the death is due to take place. In the meantime the family have launched a crowdfunding appeal for to help cover funeral costs

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kerry-jane-elsdon

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