NHS trust in Northampton says 85-year-old patient â€˜ideally would not have waited so longâ€™
An 85-year-old man died while waiting in a hospitalâ€™s accident and emergency unit because of the â€œdangerous overcrowding of the departmentâ€�, according to a leaked internal email.
Northampton general hospital NHS trustâ€™s medical director, Matthew Metcalfe, said in the email, leaked to the Health Service Journal (HSJ), that the patient attended A&E complaining of abdominal pain on Wednesday afternoon.
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