"I would not even wish that to my worst enemy" – Peterborough wife is waiting 10 hours to come on Spinal board for ambulance
A young woman who had pain on a spinal cord for more than 10 hours while waiting for the arrival of an ambulance said the experience was "traumatic."
Siobhan Collins (21) had to stare at the ceiling while wearing a neck brace and was even prevented from going to the bathroom because she was not allowed to move because of a suspected spinal cord injury.
The ordeal of Minor Illness and Injury Unit (MIIU) in Thorpe Road ended on Wednesday last week after midnight, when Siobhan was brought to A & E. She said that she had been diagnosed with severe soft tissue damage and whiplash.
The East of England Rescue Service has apologized to Siobhan and her family and an 84-year-old man who was in an ambulance in Peterborough for 11
As the Peterborough Telegraph proves in recent weeks, the rescue service stands in this winter under heavy pressure.
Bretton's Siobhan said of her experience at the MIIU, "It was very traumatic, and I would not wish that to my worst enemy."
"I understand why they spent so much time on the NHS with everything that is happening right now is going on, but I think almost 11 hours were a bit too long. The two paramedics who showed up were brilliant. "
Siobhan was a passenger in a cab hit by a car two months ago, she was taken to A & E at Peterborough City Hospital but discharged, and the next day she suffered from severe pain and was sent to the MIIU When a doctor felt a lump in the back of his head, he thought it might be a spinal injury.
Siobhan was then put in a neck brace and left lying on a spine plate before finally being returned to A & E. [19659006Siobhan'smotherPaulineCollinssaidshewas"quitedisgusted"thatherdaughterhadbeenlyingonthespinalboardforsolongsayingshewouldfileacomplaintwiththeinfirmaryandthecityhospitalwheresheisunhappySiobhanafterthe
A rescue service spokesman said, "We want to apologize to Siobhan and her family for passing through the wait caused distress.
"We prioritize patients with imminent life-threatening conditions first, and on this day we experienced high demand with 440 emergency calls in Cambridgeshire.
" Two separate ambulance crews were admitted to the patient but had to be diverted to more serious calls.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said the family could register a complaint.
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