Holiday rush threatens to overwhelm Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s A and E department

A WOMAN spent more than 24 hours on a trolley at Worcestershire Royal Hospital after being admitted in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Mrs Pauline Freeman, of Rushwick, arrived at the hospital at 5am on Sunday after suffering a mild stroke, and her husband John was horrified by the overcrowding in the accident and emergency unit.

Talking to the Worcester News yesterday morning, he said that she was still on the trolley, although she was being given full medical attention.

He said: “There were trollies with patients on them three deep in the corridor. Ambulances were lined up outside. There were ten people waiting to be treated and no beds at all.

Full story in Worcester News 3 January 2017