Christine Guttridge, 75, was allegedly put in danger after shielding for eight months amid the coronavirus pandemic (Image: Stoke Sentinel / BPM Media/Shutterstock / Steve Heap)
A clinically weak gran was allegedly left in a hospital ready room with coronavirus sufferers for 3 hours.
Christine Guttridge, 75, from Trentham, Staffordshire, has been shielding for the previous eight months as she suffers from persistent obstructive pulmonary illness (COPD) and coronary heart issues.
Nevertheless, her ‘livid’ household claims her efforts to maintain protected have been put in jeopardy when she was taken to a Covid space of Royal Stoke College Hospital for a routine process final week.
College Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Belief (UHNM) is investigating the case after the pensioner grew to become so scared, she went residence with out remedy.
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Chatting with Stove-on-Trent Live, Christine’s daughter, Michelle Thorley, 53, mentioned she known as her mum’s GP after she grew to become breathless on November 12.
She defined her mom’s breathlessness was regular as a result of her medical situations and that she wasn’t struggling another signs of coronavirus.
An ambulance was then despatched to take Christine to hospital so she might have a catheter match – regardless of the household arguing the process might be simply carried out at residence.
Paramedics did their finest to keep away from taking the upset grandma close to Covid-19 sufferers, however finally advised her she must go and sit in a coronavirus ready room.
Christine’s daughter, Michelle Thorley, 53, was left ‘livid’ by the alleged incident (Image: Stoke Sentinel / BPM Media)
College Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Belief, which runs Royal Stoke College Hospital, is investigating (Image: Shutterstock/Steve Heap)
After slicing herself off from the world for nearly a 12 months amid the pandemic, Christine was allegedly surrounded by 5 Covid-19 sufferers for 3 hours on her hospital journey.
Michelle – who took her distressed mum residence earlier than the catheter was match – says she is now praying Christine didn’t ‘decide something up’.
She mentioned: ‘Mum has been implausible. She has stayed at residence, which she hates as a result of she likes to get out and about. She has completed every little thing the proper technique to keep away from being in any contact with individuals with Covid, then this occurs.
‘I’m livid she was put in that a part of the hospital. I do know the hospital says any signs and folks should go there, however we all know what’s inflicting her breathlessness isn’t Covid and it appears so fallacious she was put in a high-risk atmosphere.’
A UHNM spokesman mentioned: ‘Affected person security is our prime precedence and we apologise if Mrs Guttridge’s care was to not the usual that she anticipated. PALS has acquired Mrs Guttridge’s grievance and an investigation is underway.’
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