More evidence the SNP are failing miserably on the NHS.
NHS in crisis: Gok Wan’s auntie suffers agonising 7-hour wait on Scots hospital A&E trolley
RELATIVES of Mary Wan were horrified to discover she was left on the Glasgow Royal Infirmary trolley without food or medication.
GOK Wan’s family have told of their fury after the TV star’s frail aunt lay in agony on a trolley at a Scots hospital for seven hours.
Mary Wan, 81, was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after complaining of excruciating leg pains at her nursing home in the city.
But relatives were horrified when she was left until early in the morning with no food or medication, despite suffering a stroke just weeks before.
Gok’s cousin Charles, 51, who is Mary’s son, said: “My mum is an elderly Chinese woman who doesn’t speak any English. I have to speak up for her.
“For someone of her age to suffer in pain for that time is not on. She is the best mum in the world and deserves to be looked after properly.”
Staff at Four Hills Nursing Home in Ruchill had arranged for Mary to be taken to hospital around 4.30pm on Thursday after her sodium levels dropped and she complained of pain connected to a recent broken hip.
Charles, who lives in Robroyston, said: “She wasn’t seen until around midnight. My daughter was with her and had to sit on the floor next to my mum’s trolley for hours
“My mum is 81 years old. She has been on medication since her stroke five weeks ago but went seven hours without anything to eat or her tablets.”
He said his mum was finally released from hospital around 3am. Charles added: “I respect the hospital staff but the system is very disappointing.”
Gok, who shot to fame with TV show How To Look Good Naked, was unavailable for comment last night.
Over the past few months, the Record has revealed numerous ordeals of patients waiting for hours in hospitals.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said Mary was assessed at 6.25pm when she arrived at accident and emergency.
A spokeswoman said: “During her time in A&E she was monitored by clinical staff and underwent a range of diagnostic tests.
“There were particular clinical reasons why the patient was not given solid food.
“She was, however, given fluids. Following all the appropriate diagnostic tests medical staff took the decision to admit the patient.
“We apologise this patient was not assessed and admitted within the four-hour target we strive to meet.”