Patient given bed in hospital toilet

Father-of-three was left disgusted after he was given a bed in a hospital toilet because there was no room for him on the ward. (Shutterstock)

Darren Walters, 36, spent four hours in the hospital bathroom at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in West Yorkshire in UK while waiting for haemorrhoids surgery.

He was told at short notice that doctors had rescheduled his surgery.

This father-of-three was left disgusted after he was given a bed in a hospital toilet because there was no room for him on the ward.

But when he arrived at the hospital, Walters was tagged with the wrong name and the consultant began preparing him for someone else's operation.

Mirror reports that once the error was discovered, his procedure was delayed.

But with nowhere else to put him, nurses organised a bed in the toilet and shower room off the ward.

With a mattress wedged under the shower, Darren was left to wait in the closet for four hours before his surgery.

And the enema he had been given meant he was forced to repeatedly use the loo just feet from his pillow.

Mr Walters was left in the makeshift room, which had no windows and only a wash basin, shower and toilet, from 8am until noon, when he was taken down to theatre.

Mr Walters had the operation under general anaesthetic and had been placed on a recovery ward by the time he woke up.

After all that, Darren does not blame staff at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. He says the main cause is NHS budgets being stripped by the Coalition Government cutbacks.

According to him, people need to realise what a state the NHS is in. It's not the staff's fault who try to do brilliant job with what they have to work with.

He points out that it comes down to the money that is not there anymore.

 

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