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Woman lay on pavement for six hours after she broke hip

Son says his elderly mum waited in agony for ambulance after a fall outside Millisle home

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Neighbours cover Mary Cole (70) with a blanket and umbrella while she waits for an ambulance

Neighbours cover Mary Cole (70) with a blanket and umbrella while she waits for an ambulance

Neighbours cover Mary Cole (70) with a blanket and umbrella while she waits for an ambulance

A 70-year-old woman has told how she had to wait six hours in agony for paramedics to arrive, and a further two hours to be admitted to hospital, following a serious fall.

In a case that highlights the shocking state of Northern Ireland’s health system, Mary Cole then had surgery for a suspected broken hip postponed several times.


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