Gordon Barnes from Brooke near Norwich was left to hitchhike home after his treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
Gordon’s had Parkinson’s for 19 years. It’s a disease which attacks the central nervous system.
A few days ago he fell and was knocked unconscious. An ambulance took him to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where Gordon said he was treated well. It was what happened after he was discharged that has left him angry.
He was discharged at one in the morning with no money for a cab, no assistance and no way of getting home in freezing conditions:
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have apologised to Mr Barnes saying that they are very sorry for any distress they may have caused:
Gordon tried to hitchhike until 3am before returning to A&E and waiting until 8.45am for a bus. He hopes vulnerable patients will receive more consideration in the future.