Mother of socialite Daisy Boyd warned clinic about cocaine before her death

Telegraph Reporters
Ms Boyd, 28, died in October last year - Getty Images Europe

The mother of socialite Daisy Boyd tried to warn a private clinic about cocaine on the wards the day before her daughter took a potentially toxic amount of the drug and died, an inquest heard.

Ms Boyd, 28, was found leaning against her bathroom door at 7:30am on October 5 last year at the Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone, central London.

She had suffocated herself with a plastic bag and hospital staff and paramedics were unable to revive her.

A bag containing cocaine along with rolled up notes and unauthorised tranquillisers were found in her room.

Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe told the court a post-mortem "found 1.85mg of cocaine in her blood" which was a "potentially toxic amount".

Daisy Boyd (L) and Dan Macmillan attend their engagement party at River Cafe Credit: David M. Benett/Getty Images

Daisy had expressed a desire to commit suicide in a therapy session on September 26 but was not put on 24-hour observation, Westminster Coroner's Court heard.

The report stated she was 'highly suicidal' but her observations were upped to an hour.

Her mother Lucy Boyd questioned why these threats were ignored or not dealt with.

She said: 'The [therapist] report appeared to give the impression the risk as being significantly higher than risk perceived on the ward and by her consultant.'

Mrs Boyd rang Daisy's psychiatrist, Dr Frankie Connell, on October 4 to express concern about cocaine on the hospital ward. She said other patients "assumed her death was due to a drug overdose".

She had a large bag of coke a few days before and was showing it off to other patients saying 'look what I've got, look what I've got."

Daisy checked into the hospital as an 'informal patient' just months after publishing heir Dan Macmillan, who has dated Kate Moss & Jade Jagger, called off their engagement in July. 

They held a lavish engagement party at the River Cafe in October 2016, a year before her death.

Daisy, a sculptor, was the grand-daughter of the late River Café co-owner Rose Gray.

A visitor, who signed in as 'AR', dropped a bag of cocaine in reception on the day he went to see her, it was said.The inquest continues.