Household’s horror as 89-year-old injured falling out of his wheelchair queues outdoors hospital in ambulance for EIGHT hours
- Roy Clare, 89, from Southend-on-Sea fell from his wheelchair on Tuesday
- 999 name handlers suggested Mr Clare to stay on the ground till assist arrived
- His daughter Diane East was pressured to scrub up Mr Clare as no ambulance got here
- Three ambulances finally arrived at his home at 2pm on Thursday
An 89-year-old man was advised he needed to wait 21 hours on the ground for an ambulance after he fell from his wheelchair and reduce open his head.
Roy Clare, 89, from Southend -on-Sea, Essex rang for an ambulance on Tuesday after the accident at his house.
As a substitute of racing on to his house, name handlers advised Mr Clare to stay on he flooring for the ambulance to reach.
Mr Clare’s daughter Diane East used her primary nursing abilities to scrub up her father and put him to mattress.
Roy Clare, 89, from Southend-on-Sea fell from his wheelchair on Tuesday night and reduce his head
Mr Clare, pictured together with his daughter Diane East, left, needed to wait till 2pm on Thursday for an ambulance to reach
After entering into the ambulance, Mr Clare needed to wait an additional eight hours outdoors the hospital to get into A&E
Mrs East, pictured together with her husband Andrew stated her father’s ordeal didn’t finish as soon as assist arrived as he was pressured to spend nearly eight hours within the ambulance outdoors Southend Hospital
When Mr Clare arrived at hospital there have been 22 ambulances forward of him within the queue
The next day, Mr Clare’s situation had deteriorated so his household known as 111 for recommendation who really helpful calling him a health care provider.
When his situation deteriorated additional and his respiratory grew to become laboured, the physician arrived on Wednesday night.
The physician, when contemplating Mr Clare’s earlier historical past of strokes, really helpful that he ought to be admitted to hospital for assessments and commentary.
On Thursday, the household have been advised there have been no ambulances out there, however at 2pm three arrived on the similar time by mistake.
He was taken to Southend Hospital however with 22 ambulances forward of him, he was pressured to attend within the again for an additional 8 hours till he was lastly admitted to a ward.
The large delay in ambulance occasions is partly brought on by the size of time it takes crews at hand over sufferers to the A&E division
Mrs Ward advised ITV Information: ‘We despatched him right into a scenario the place it was even worse.
‘Why is there such a foul scenario on the hospital?’
A spokesperson for Mid and South Essex NHS Basis Belief, stated:
‘Our hospitals are experiencing a particularly excessive demand for his or her providers, with many arriving at A&E by ambulance, reflecting simply how busy native NHS and social care suppliers are.
‘We’re all working collectively to answer this greater demand for providers, in order that we are able to present the absolute best look after our sufferers.’
Roy Clare’s 48-hour wait to get to hospital
TUESDAY EVENING: Roy Clare, 89, falls from his wheelchair and is advised theer are not any ambulances out there for 21 hours.
WEDNESDAY MORNING: Household calls 111 and name handler advises them to see a health care provider
WEDNESDAY EVENING: Physician arrives and on account of Mr Clare’s historical past of strokes, he ought to be admitted to hospital
THURSDAY MORNING: Household advised there are nonetheless no ambulances
2PM: Three ambulances arrive at his house by mistake
10:15PM: Mr Clare is admitted to A&E