Elderly woman 'left on trolley at Tameside Hospital'

Margarita Evans' daughter said she was left on a trolley in a corridor at Tameside Hospital.
Margarita Evans' daughter said she was left on a trolley in a corridor at Tameside Hospital. Photo: Family Handout

On the day 11 of 14 hospital trusts investigated over high death rates were placed under "special measures", a woman has told ITV News her 76-year-old mother was left on a trolley in a corridor at Tameside Hospital last night and handed a nappy as there were not enough staff to take her to the bathroom.

Lisa Evans said that when they entered the hospital's A&E department she was "horrified" to see elderly people lying on trolleys in the corridors "because there was no room in the cubicles".

Her mother Margarita Evans, who has Alzheimer's and dementia, was then also placed on a trolley until a bed became available, she said.

ITV News Correspondent Emily Morgan reports:

Tameside was criticised by the Keogh Review for leaving patients on unmonitored trolleys for excessive periods.

Director of Nursing at Tameside General Hospital, John Goodenough, said in response to Lisa Evans' comments:

We have spoken to the family of Margarita Evans and we will be meeting with them tonight to discuss all their concerns.

We want all our patients to receive the highest standards of care at this hospital.