Pop star Lily Allen has blamed NHS cuts after her two-year-old daughter impaled her neck on a railing and had to wait in agony to see a doctor in A&E.
The 31-year-old said that her toddler, Marnie, nearly died as she was forced to wait with a life-threatening injury.
‘Nearly died’..? A ‘life-threatening injury’? Let’s ask a medical expert:
If the kid had been in any real danger, she’d have been seen immediately.
It’s called ‘triage’, a French expression meaning ‘assessing whether mum’s claimed ‘huge hole in my baby’s neck, OMG, HELP!’ is really a small cut that needs a stitch’…
Reliving the 2015 drama (Ed: Hmmm….), she told a News Roast podcast: ‘I called an ambulance and they said it would take half an hour.
‘It was a huge gash in a two year old’s neck. Eventually I hailed a cab and was holding her chin together with a piece of flannel.
‘At the hospital I asked: ‘Where’s A&E for my daughter?’
They replied: ‘Just take a ticket and take a seat.’
‘My daughter had a hole in her neck. You can’t hold it against the doctors and nurses, it is not their fault.’
No, it’s not their fault, it’s their clinical diagnosis that the issue isn’t so serious that it requires immediate attention. Regardless of who you are.
Her latest criticism of the NHS comes four years after she slammed the health service over the lack of attention she received when she gave birth to Marnie, who was two at the time of the 2015 incident.
She wrote on her Twitter: ‘After speaking to the Brent midwifery team at 7 this morning, I was told to stay in all day and someone would be over to weigh my baby and do a jaundice assessment.
‘Waited all day, and nothing, not even a phone call.‘
What, you think the ‘cuts’ meant they couldn’t afford the telephone call?
This is not caused by ‘cuts’, this is the bureaucratic incompetence and lack of service for which the NHS is famed. A real journalist would point that out to you.