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A mother appalled at her son having to wait seven hours for surgery to treat a three-inch gash in his head has penned a furious letter.
Alisha Naylor, 27, took her son Jack to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH) on Friday night after the two-year-old had a fall.
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But she claims hospital staff were unable to cope with the number of visitors and made a string of errors in caring for her son, including losing his prescription.
Buckets of sick were abandoned and children were sprawled across the waiting room, she says.
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And when Jack - who hadn't eaten for 24 hours on the advice of nurses - was finally given a bed, doctors were told it needed cleaning was unable to be used.
In an attempt to draw attention to the ongoing NHS crisis, she has written a sarcastic 'thank you' note - from Jack's point-of-view.
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Part of the letter read: 'I would just like to say thank you to the NHS for letting me go home that night with an 8cm laceration across my head covered by only steri-strips and a bandage.
'It was great fun trying to pull it off in the night and also for being able to play chase with my mum and dad for seven hours the next day in your big A&E department whilst you found my bed upstairs.
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'I was so hungry and thirsty though, my mum kept saying I wasn’t allowed anything I didn’t know why.
'I really didn’t like all the needles you had to force into my hands and all the bandages I had around me, I just wanted to pull them off.'
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Ms Naylor, from Eccles, said: 'I broke down and burst into tears because my poor little boy had been messed about all day. There was no proper care or compassion.
'I wrote the...
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