The mum of a sick boy left lying on two hospital chairs due to a lack of beds has slammed Theresa May’s arrogant denial of an NHS crisis.
Rose Newman waited for five hours in an A&E with son Jack who had suspected meningitis as over-stretched staff struggled to cope with the sheer volume of patients and the department in “chaos”.
With no beds available to allow him to lie down and ease his suffering, mum Rose had to improvise while the distressed toddler waited hours to be seen.
Rose, 27, blasted the Prime Minister, who dismissed Jack’s plight as one of a “small number of instances” when it was highlighted in the House of Commons by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn .
Jack, who turns two next month, suffered acute tonsillitis last week.
He took a turn for the worse on Wednesday and Rose, of Eastbourne, East Sussex, took him to a walk-in clinic where staff warned her to take him straight to the Conquest Hospital at Hastings, where facilities were said to be better than her local site. More here