A woman who was left lying on a hospital floor for five hours in agony due to a bed shortage has spoken about the “horrific” experience for the first time on TV.
Kyra Dew, 22, told ITV News how she was rushed to A&E after she collapsed on the floor at home in excruciating pain as she suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Her mother, Sandra, drove her to Hereford County Hospital last week where she was given oral morphine in A&E to help with the pain.
Kyra was then told there were no beds available, so decided to make a bed on the floor, using a coat for a pillow. Staff gave her a hospital blanket.
Sandra said that a bed was only made available when a photo of Kyra curled up on the floor was shared on a local website.
Kyra said the whole experience was awful:
Sandra said it was upsetting to see her daughter in that situation:
In response, Director of Nursing at Hereford County Hospital, Lucy Flanagan, said: