Woman having heart attack forced to call own ambulance at walk-in center
Receptionists turned her away when she asked them to call her an ambulance; she dug for her cell phone outside the clinic
The Shield's Gazette
JARROW, England — A family have hit out after claiming a grandmother was left to call for her own ambulance as she suffered a heart attack.
Loved ones of Hannah Barnes say the 58-year-old was forced to frantically search for her mobile phone at the bottom of her bag and call for an ambulance from outside the walk-in centre at Jarrow’s Palmer Community Hospital after reception staff turned her away as she begged for help.
The grandmother-of-three, of Hadrian Road, Jarrow, took ill on Monday morning, and still remains in the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle after having her second heart attack in just six months.
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