The dad of a deceased 47-year-old daughter wants the world to hear his daughter’s story after she died from a heart attack in hospital the following morning after waiting for an ambulance lying on the street for 6 hours.
Donna Gilby, in Cwmaman South Wales , had left her flat on Tuesday for a doctor’s appointment when she badly slipped and fractured her foot.
the family of the 47-year-old, who has an 11-year-old daughter, want the world to see the photograph of her lying outside – face down and unable to move – as her friends and neighbours rallied round, covering her with blankets and duvets to keep her warm as the temperature dropped to freezing temperatures.
Neighbours called 999 and requested an ambulance for immediate attention as the 47 year old suffered from a heart issue as well as already having had 2 mini strokes which she explained to bystanders.
The ambulance finally arrived an astonishing 6 hours later and rushed the daughter to hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.
But, in the early hours of this morning, Donna suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away.
n a statement from the Welsh Ambulance Service, Chief Executive Jason Killens said: “We were deeply saddened to hear about the death of Ms Gilby and would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family.
“We are sorry that our response took longer than we would have liked on this occasion.
“Our ambulance service exists to care for people, and our staff share the same upset and frustrations as patients and their loved ones at times like this.
“Lengthy waits for an ambulance are a sign of pressures across the whole unscheduled care system, not just in Wales but across the UK.