Stench caused my stroke, nurse claims

An Adelaide nurse has claimed that the stench of faeces and urine on her ward was so vile it made her cough until she had a stroke, but the judge assessing her compensation case didn't buy it.

Karen Silvestri failed in her attempt to sue SA Health for damages, on the grounds that the smell within her hospital ward caused the intracerebral haemorrhage, according to a decision released Monday.

Ms Silvestri was working at Modbury Hospital, Adelaide, in