2022-11-25 11:15:05

Dad brands A&E a sick joke after baby's Telford care delay

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A father of a child who suffers from seizures has described the chaos they faced at A&E as a sick joke as she struggled to breathe.

Darren Childs from Ludlow, Shropshire, is calling for improvements to emergency departments in the county.

He said the situation at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford had already followed an ambulance delay.

The hospital trust said services remained under significant pressure.

It added staff were working incredibly hard to make sure children were seen as quickly as possible.

Mr Childs said his one-year-old's life had been put on the line for a second time on Tuesday after she suffered a seizure.

Myla went grey and her lips went blue, it was clear she was struggling to breathe, he said.

In January, Mr Childs and his wife Cally waited 36 minutes for an ambulance after Myla had a similar fit.

During Tuesday's ordeal the ambulance service couldn't guarantee a fast response, he said, so the couple drove their daughter to nearby Bridgnorth Hospital where she received help from amazing staff.

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