A woman has written an open letter to the Prime Minister after her 84-year-old father waited in an ambulance for three hours at a hospital’s A&E department.
Annie White has also posted an eye-opening video showing 15 ambulances waiting outside the casualty unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
The trainee jeweller penned a Facebook note to Theresa May following her father’s delay after he fell at his home in Barwell, Leicestershire, on Tuesday.
Ms White, 24, posted it alongside a 12-second clip of ambulances stacked up outside the hospital. The footage lays bare the current crisis in the NHS.
Unprecedented winter pressures have seen ambulance delays hit their highest total this winter, with 16,900 forced to wait for 30 minutes in the week before Christmas.
Mrs May has denied there is a crisis, but yesterday apologised to those patients who face a delay after NHS bosses announced 55,000 operations will be postponed.
Ms White, from Hinckley, hopes the open letter will 'force the Government to listen to the NHS', with staff desperately crying out for extra-funding.
She wrote to Mrs May: 'I have been at the Leicester Royal Infirmary accident & emergency for five hours now.