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Grandmother, 69, ‘coming to the end of her life’ was left on a trolley for three days in hospital’s corridor as there were ‘no beds free’ – as NHS is blasted for pensioner’s ‘disgusting’ treatment


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A grandmother claims she was forced to spend three days on a trolley in a hospital corridor as there were no beds available.

Linda Biggs, who was diagnosed with emphysema in 1997, was taken into the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on February 12 but when she arrived she claims she was left for three days on a trolley in the A&E corridor.

On Wednesday, the 69-year-old discharged herself as she ‘just wanted to go home’.

Her daughter, Rebecca, described the ordeal as ‘disgusting’.

She said: ‘My mum went to hospital Monday and was kept on a corridor for three days when they told us there were no beds.

Linda Biggs was taken into the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on February 12 but when she arrived she claims she was left for three days on a trolley in the A&E corridor

Linda Biggs was taken into the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on February 12 but when she arrived she claims she was left for three days on a trolley in the A&E corridor

The 69-year old who has emphysema eventually discharged herself because she 'just wanted to go home'

The 69-year old who has emphysema eventually discharged herself because she ‘just wanted to go home’

Across England, the number of people left to wait for 12 hours or more in hospital A&E departments in January 2024 was nearly 3,200 times larger than in January 2011

Across England, the number of people left to wait for 12 hours or more in hospital A&E departments in January 2024 was nearly 3,200 times larger than in January 2011 

‘There was loads of other people on the corridor and police vans were coming in and out. In the end she discharged herself.

‘It’s disgusting. This is my mum’s dignity here, it’s not fair. They have a duty of care to her.’ she told The Liverpool Echo.

Linda, who lives in West Derby with her daughter, said: ‘I’m coming to the end of my life. In the end I just wanted to go home but I could land back there at any time.’

She added: ‘Those poor nurses are understaffed and working really hard. God help them.’

The NHS has come under extreme pressure in recent years, with the situation only getting worse since the pandemic.

Just last week, it was reported that across England, the number of people left to wait for 12 hours or more in hospital A&E departments in January 2024 was nearly 3,200 times larger than in January 2011.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been contacted for comment.



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