LONDON: An elderly woman who was injured had to be rushed to the hospital by being tied to a dustbin lid as there was no ambulance service to take the patient.
Report Daily MailPamela Rolfe, 79, broke her hip after falling while walking her dog in a park in Johnstown, north Wales.
Her daughter Dawn Hamilton claimed she called 999 but was told her mother was “not eligible” for ambulance services at the time due to her current health crisis.
Therefore, he said, the public had to place the lid of a trash can under his mother’s body before being carried into a van to be taken to the hospital.
Dawn claimed that her mother was only admitted to the ward at 7pm (local time) about eight hours after Pamela fell and suffered injuries.
In fact, he claimed that his mother only underwent surgery the next day.
According to Dawn, her mother is currently receiving treatment at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
“I can’t believe this kind of issue can happen, I even saw a long line of people waiting outside the hospital door.
“We were also told that the patient had to wait in the ambulance for more than 24 hours,” he said.
The situation occurred when a data released by the National Health Service (NHS) showed that almost half of ambulance services experienced delays during emergencies.
The data showed as many as 45 percent of the paramedic team were “stuck” outside the hospital for at least 30 minutes.
The health system of the United Kingdom (UK) is said to be facing a greater burden than at the height of the previous Covid-19 pandemic.
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