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Scandal of NHS patients forced to sleep on hospital floor as Hunt prepares for promotion

January 6, 2018 12:47 PM
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Scandal of NHS patients forced to sleep on hospital floor as Hunt prepares for promotion

SHOCKING photos of patients sleeping on floors at a busy hospital have emerged as the winter crisis gripping Britain's heath service worsens.

The pictures showing members of the public lying down in corridors were taken at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

In one, a patient dressed only in a loose hospital gown lies next to a metal wheelchair.

A second shows a man one the floor with his head resting on his rolled-up coat while he is still attached to a drip.

The scandalous scenes come just as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was being tipped for promotion to deputy prime minister in next week’s cabinet reshuffle.

But Theresa May is understood to be having second thoughts after being warned such a move would spark outrage while the NHS was in turmoil.

Insiders said she will spend the weekend deciding whether to delay promoting Mr Hunt who was earlier forced apologised to people affected by a decision to postpone tens of thousands of operations in January.

The Pinderfields pictures were taken by a 57-year-old woman and passed to Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin.

The un-named woman branded the conditions worse than prison and stressed people were being forced to sleep on floors at the hospital regularly.

Source: express.co.uk

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