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A pensioner was held for more than 19 hours in an out-of-hospital ambulance after suspected stroke or sepsis.
Ted Edwards, 73, was held in an ambulance at Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, South Wales, for a lack of beds or doctors.
Her concerned family tried to reach out to NHS staff for updates, but she was said to be still being monitored in the ambulance.
Poppy Vaughan Winter, 25, Ted’s nephew, said the family was ‘really worried’ after he fell ill at his home near Monmouth on Friday night.
He said his uncle had been waiting for over 19 hours on Saturday night and they were waiting for updates from NHS staff on Sunday morning.
‘His situation was said to have not changed, but he is still waiting in the ambulance,’ he said on Saturday.
The Aneurin Bevan University Medical Board, which runs the hospital, said in a tweet on Saturday: ‘The Grange University Hospital is under severe pressure this afternoon, with a large number of Covid patients admitting.
“We are currently struggling to find beds for our patients, and we also have many ambulances waiting outside the hospital.”
A medical board spokesperson said there were ‘significant pressures’ at staffing levels.
“This is a very serious situation and we are experiencing this demand in our services before we see normal demand increase as a result of cold weather and flu in winter,” he said.
Bob Tooby of the Wales Ambulance Service said: ‘We currently have more than 1,900 Covid 19 patients in hospitals in Wales.
This included some lengthy delays regarding patients in our ambulances, but it would not be appropriate for patients or their families to provide specific details at this time. ‘