PENARTH PENSIONER WAITS 18-HOURS IN AGONY FOR TREATMENT AT LLANDOUGH

A six hour wait for an ambulance - and then a 12 hour wait ro see a doctor

A 6 hour wait for an ambulance – and then a 12 hour wait ro see a doctor

An 85-year-old Penarth pensioner has had to wait 18 hours in “agony” before finally seeing a doctor at Penarth’s Llandough Hospital.

The pensioner, Audrey Jones, had to wait no less than 6 hours for an ambulance to arrive to take her from her home in Penarth to Llandough Hospital – a distance of barely a mile.

Llandough Hospital

Llandough Hospital

Once at Llandough Hospital she  was kept waiting – still in agony – for a further 12 hours until she could see a doctor.

Penarth's Conservative AM Andrew R T Davies

Penarth’s Conservative AM Andrew R T Davies

Penarth Assembly member  Andrew RT Davies (Conservative South Wales Central) has described the pensioner ordeal as “unacceptable“.

He said “No patient should be forced to endure an 18 hour wait for treatment but unfortunately the stories of long waits are becoming ever more prominent in our NHS under the current Welsh Labour Government.”

Andrew R T Davies – who is the leader of the Conservatives in the Assembly says – “Waiting times in Wales are now the worst since records began and unfortunately thousands of Welsh patients are suffering indignity after a Welsh Labour Government decided to make the disastrous decision to cut a billion pounds from the NHS budget during this Assembly term.”

He says “Hardworking frontline staff are being hit the most by Labour’s record-breaking NHS budget cuts and the enormous strain this has placed on our finest public service.atients deserve better and instead of putting their heads in the sand, Labour ministers must bring forward a plan to ensure such unacceptable treatment is not witnessed again.”

Mrs Carol Bailey of Penarth had a two and a half hour wait in freezing temperatures for her ambulance to arrive

Mrs Carol Bailey of Penarth had a two and a half hour wait in freezing temperatures for her ambulance to arrive

The case of Audrey Jones is the second in recent days involving unacceptably long waits for ambulances.

On January 22nd PDN reported the case of another pensioner – retired Welsh National Opera star Mrs Carol Bailey ( the former Carol Barlow-Davies) –  who was injured and broke her arm in a fall on Windsor Terrace, Penarth.

Welsh Deputy Health Minister and Penarth Labour AM Vaughan Gething

Welsh Deputy Health Minister and Penarth Labour AM Vaughan Gething

She was kept waiting on the pavement  in freezing temperatures for an ambulance to arrive .It took two and a half hours to reach her. (See http://tinyurl.com/zdf3cvp )

The NHS in Wales is under the control of the beleaguered Labour AM for Cardiff South and Penarth, Vaughan Gething, – who is the Deputy Health Minister for Wales in the Welsh Labour Government.

A year ago Gething said that the Welsh Abulance NHS Trust needed to “demonstrate improvement and with some urgency”. The latest incidents appear to indicate nothing has changed.

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6 Responses to PENARTH PENSIONER WAITS 18-HOURS IN AGONY FOR TREATMENT AT LLANDOUGH

  1. Martin gossage says:

    Of course MR Davies central CONSERVATIVE govt isn’t cutting any budgets at all is it?. You want to have a look at bedroom tax , mental health, work capacity assessments , Junior doctors, I could go on , before you make cheap capital criticising others. I will offer you this..why did you only say Its unacceptable , ? surely it’s absolutely disgusting .Is it because you know you would have to cut in an similar way if in power at WAG ?

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  3. Chris Franks says:

    There are also reports that there was a lack of ambulance cover in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Neath Port Talbot. Labour has failed to manage the health services. Plaid warned that the changes to the way ambulance response times were recorded was a farce and designed to cover up poor level of service.

  4. Dave Roberts says:

    Of course Vaughan Gething is the bloke Lis Burnett and Gwyn Roberts cut the trees down for. He moved from Butetown to Penarth Heights without telling anybody. Bet he won’t have to wait 30 minutes for an ambulance. Just like Philip Rapier.

  5. Frank Evans says:

    Where is labour Councillor Rapier when you need an anecdote on why things are not so bad you know.

  6. Ian Perry says:

    The situation in England is little better, with a Conservative UK government in control.

    As for caring about our health, only the House of Lords stands in the way of yet another attack by the ******* we elected on the most vulnerable in our society. And when the most vulnerable rise up and win in the courts, the UK government goes to appeal – and announces further measures against the most vulnerable.

    And officially, the UK has the most inequality in the western world – thanks to the blue team, and the red team, and their fans who vote for them without considering the consequences.

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