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Former nurse becomes city coroner


Louise Hunt has been appointed as the new senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull by Birmingham City Council.

Ms Hunt began her career as a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in 1984.

She then undertook a law degree, which she graduated from in 1992, before going on to qualify as a solicitor in 1995.

After gaining a masters degree in healthcare ethics and law at Manchester University, she went on to hold a number of coroner roles throughout the Midlands and Wales.

Ms Hunt said: “Having lived and worked in and around Birmingham throughout my adult life, I am very much looking forward to serving the people of Birmingham and Solihull.”

She will take up post on 4 November and will become the ninth Coroner since 1840.

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  • Well done Louise. Hard work and diligence pays off.

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  • Congratulations Ms Hunt.
    Good for you.
    You have really inspired me, i have always wanted to be a Coroner but i do not know how.
    I do not know where to start; for example the right modules and the course it's self.

    I am really happy for you.

    I wish there is a grant or bursary out there?

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