Boy of 4 spent night on hospital floor
A FOUR-YEAR- OLD boy had to lie on a hospital floor for hours with an oxygen mask after being admitted for suspected pneumonia.
Jack Williment-Barr was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance last week only to be left in a clinical treatment room as there were no beds.
He spent the night lying on a pile of coats, attached to an oxygen mask, while the department was experiencing its busiest week since April 016.
Mother Sarah Williment, a primary school assistant from Leeds, described the situation as a ‘crisis’. She said: ‘[Jack] spent eightand-a-half hours in A&E... Jack wasn’t provided with a bed on a ward until 13and-a-half hours later.’
Jack was eventually diagnosed with influenza A and tonsillitis.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock thanked ‘tireless’ hospital staff, adding: ‘Leeds has been allocated £600million of funding as part of our commitment to build 40 new hospitals.’
Wait: Jack WillimentBarr was left for hours on a pile of coats