Anger over 999 delays to help injured 105-year-old

MARION BEATON ... had to wait more than two and a half hours for an ambulance after a fall at home.

MARION BEATON ... had to wait more than two and a half hours for an ambulance after a fall at home.

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AN injured 105-year-old woman was forced to wait more than two and a half hours for an ambulance after falling at her South Tyneside home.

Marion Beaton, one of the borough’s oldest residents, fell down in her flat at Durham Court, Hebburn, during the night and was not discovered until the next morning.

However, the agony continued for the frail pensioner when EIGHT ambulances instructed to come to her aid were diverted to other “emergency” calls.

 

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