"My wife was not offered a bed or trolley"

About: Arrowe Park Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as a carer),

My wife was admitted to the hospital for treatment, she was offered no bed or trolley to lie flat on as she was dizzy despite numerous requests to staff in A&E dept.

She was suffering from pneumonia and kidney infection and other long standing conditions. After sitting upright on a hard chair for nearly 4 hours she lay on a blanket on the floor in the A&E dept.

Within five minutes of laying down she was confronted by a staff nurse and on duty Sister who told her to get off the floor and sit back in hard chair despite her dizziness and suffering. When she informed them she could not sit back in the chair she was told to leave the hospital.

My wife is nearly 63 years old, the whole horrible cruelty has left her traumatised and depressed.

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