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Cancer survivor ‘has to wait 11 hours in A&E with severe chest pains before she can see a doctor’


Cancer survivor, 79, ‘has to wait 11 hours in A&E with severe chest pains before she can see a doctor’

A pensioner battling cancer claimed she was forced to wait 11 hours in A&E amid fears that severe chest pains could be a blood clot.

Beryl Hankin had just finished a course of radiotherapy when she noticed a growing pain in her chest during the early hours of a weekday.

The 79-year-old from Darlington, County Durham, claimed she initially contacted 111 before going with a friend to Darlington Memorial Hospital at 7am where she faced an unimaginable queue.

At one point, Beryl alleged there were so many people that a security employee had to ask those who weren’t patients or carers to leave in order to make space.

Beryl Hankin (pictured), 79, queued for hours at Darlington Memorial Hospital at just 7am, it was alleged

Beryl Hankin (pictured), 79,…



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