93-year-old left on hospital trolley for 20 hours is offered apology

St James's Hospital offered an apology
St James's Hospital offered an apology

A 93-year-old woman has been offered an apology by a Dublin hospital after she was forced to spend 20 hours on a trolley last month.

The board of St James’s Hospital apologised to Margaret Fagan, who became ill on January 24 and had to wait for nine hours for the out-of-hours Dubdoc service run by St James’s to arrive at her home near Pimlico.

She then spent another 20 hours on the trolley at the hospital.

According to the Irish Times, Margaret’s daughter, Rita Fagan revealed had been a meeting with the hospital’s head of nursing who apologised to Margaret and her family.

The move came after a meeting of the board of management at St James’s Hospital, which was said to be “concerned” at reports on patient welfare.