It has been revealed recently in a report that a man, 64, had died of intense chest pains waiting for a treatment even after being admitted to a hospital in Truro.
The report finds that the policeman was left completely unseen nearly for five hours at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, which led him to face death after the period. Since, 3 a. m. on December 15, 2009, he was not treated till 8.10 a. m. in the morning.
However, the target is to see a patient within four hours of admission, but he was seen one hour later. Michael Poad had suffered severe abdominal as well as chest pains during a midnight, following which he had immediately visited the hospital.
While the family has been claiming the same since long, an inquest into his death has revealed things other way round. The investigators have been told that he was provided with morphine dose. Also, his blood pressure was tested within 15 minutes of his arrival.
Coroner Dr. Emma Carlyon says that the reason of death was not negligence, it was rather due to the tear found in his blood vessel linked to heart.
“Even if the diagnosis was very early, it would take that amount of time to get him to Derriford for an operation”, said a cardio surgeon Dr. James Cuo.