NHS sued for a stuck door

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A HEART at­tack pa­tient is su­ing the NHS af­ter he was forced to wait out­side a hospi­tal for 25 min­utes – be­cause am­bu­lance staff couldn’t open the DOOR.

Rod­ney Ward, 45, was rushed to the ded­i­cated heart unit in the early hours af­ter a seizure at home.

He should have been ad­mit­ted im­me­di­ately for an emer­gency pro­ce­dure to un­block his ar­ter­ies but the am­bu­lance crew was un­able to gain en­try to Bris­tol Heart In­sti­tute.

Mr Ward was left wait­ing on a trol­ley out­side the am­bu­lance for 25 min­utes as paramedics tried to alert staff in­side.

A nurse leav­ing af­ter her shift fi­nally spot­ted him.

The fa­ther-of-four had a car­diac ar­rest when he was fi­nally moved onto a bed in­side the hospi­tal but no spe­cial­ist team was wait­ing. His heart now op­er­ates at a third of its pre­vi­ous ca­pac­ity.

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