Terminally ill woman ‘forced to sleep on floor’ while waiting in A&E

The Mirror reports that a terminally ill woman was forced to sleep on the floor while waiting in A&E. Madeleine Butcher, 62, has endometrial cancer and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital at 3am on Sunday with suspected sepsis from her chemotherapy. Despite her prognosis she was initially told she would have to wait in A&E for potentially 36 hours.

He explained that due to the position of her tumour it is uncomfortable to sit for long periods but as no beds, trolleys or even reclining chairs were available, a doctor gave her a blanket and a pillow so she could lie on the floor.

Full story in The Mirror, 28 June 2024