Thursday 29 September 2022 08:41 AM Pneumonia-stricken woman, 96, was left on a trolley in A&E for 40 HOURS because ... trends now

Thursday 29 September 2022 08:41 AM Pneumonia-stricken woman, 96, was left on a trolley in A&E for 40 HOURS because ... trends now
Thursday 29 September 2022 08:41 AM Pneumonia-stricken woman, 96, was left on a trolley in A&E for 40 HOURS because ... trends now

Thursday 29 September 2022 08:41 AM Pneumonia-stricken woman, 96, was left on a trolley in A&E for 40 HOURS because ... trends now

A 96-year-old woman battling pneumonia was left on a trolley in A&E for 40 hours.

Pensioner Evelyn Gaw could not be moved to a ward because of a lack of beds, the Health Secretary was told yesterday.

In the latest shocking example of NHS chaos under the SNP, the former headmistress was left 'frightened, crying, breathless and disorientated' in a draughty corridor at an Ayrshire hospital.

The case was described as 'morally abhorrent' to Health Secretary Humza Yousaf, who faced demands to tear up and rewrite his NHS recovery plan.

During a Holyrood debate on the health service crisis, Scottish Tory health spokesman Dr Sandesh Gulhane raised the case of the greatgrandmother, who was taken to A&E by ambulance after collapsing last Thursday.

Her son, a GP of 39 years, said his mother felt that she had 'lost her dignity' because of the 'disastrous and completely unacceptable' situation at University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock.

Pensioner Evelyn Gaw could not be moved to a ward because of a lack of beds at University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock (pictured), the Health Secretary was told yesterday

Pensioner Evelyn Gaw could not be moved to a ward because of a lack of beds at University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock (pictured), the Health Secretary was told yesterday

While the latest case of NHS chaos occurred in Scotland, NHS England is facing its own crisis. NHS figures show 6.8million patients were in the queue for routine hospital treatment in July, equivalent to one in eight people. Nearly 380,000 have been waiting for over one year

While the latest case of NHS chaos occurred in Scotland, NHS England is facing its own crisis. NHS figures show 6.8million patients were in the queue for routine hospital treatment in July, equivalent to one in eight people. Nearly 380,000 have been waiting for over one year

Emergency unit data shows that three in 10 people in England were forced to wait longer than four hours in A&E departments in August, while nearly one thousand per day waited for 12 hours

Emergency unit data shows that three in 10 people in England were forced to wait longer than four hours in A&E departments in August, while nearly one thousand per day waited for 12 hours

Ambulance response times in England recovered slightly in August but the time taken for paramedics to arrive on the scene was still well above targets

Ambulance response times in England recovered slightly in August but the time taken for paramedics to arrive on the scene was still well above targets

Cancer patients starting treatment within two months of an urgent referral increased from 59.9 per cent in June to 61.6 per cent in England in July. But the figure is below the 85 per cent standard, which hasn't been hit since 2014

Cancer patients starting treatment within two months of an urgent referral increased from 59.9 per cent in June to 61.6 per cent in England in July. But the figure is below the 85 per cent standard, which hasn't been hit since 2014

During a Holyrood debate on the health service crisis, Scottish Tory health spokesman Dr Sandesh Gulhane (pictured) raised the case of the greatgrandmother, who was taken to A&E by ambulance after collapsing last Thursday

During a Holyrood debate on the health service crisis, Scottish Tory health spokesman Dr Sandesh Gulhane (pictured) raised the case of the greatgrandmother, who was taken to A&E by ambulance after collapsing last Thursday

Dr Norrie Gaw added: 'She's usually fit as a fiddle and lives alone with the help of wonderful carers but suddenly developed a chest infection that wiped her off her feet.

Pinched, taunted and even SLAPPED: Secret BBC Panorama probe uncovers 'toxic culture' at one of UK's biggest NHS mental health hospitals

Staff working at one of Britain's biggest mental health hospitals pinched, taunted and even slapped patients, according to a damning BBC investigation.

A 'toxic culture' at Edenfield Centre in Prestwich, Bury, saw nurses humiliate vulnerable people suffering with schizophrenia, autism and other conditions.

An undercover reporter for Panorama, who spent three months working there, witnessed staff swearing at patients, inappropriately restraining and even behaving sexually towards them.

Patients at the hospital are held under the Mental Health Act and are deemed at serious risk of harming themselves or others. Some of them have committed crimes, including murder.

Whistle-blowers had claimed staff were behaving poorly and infringing the safety of people living at the institution, which prompted the secret probe.

Police have now opened an investigation into

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