A mom of three, Hannah Marie, died on 22nd December at the age of 36, waiting for an ambulance for 11 hours. Her fiance, James Jackman, recalls that he called an ambulance at 7:20 P.M. but arrived only at 6:15 A.M., and during that time, Hannah, who had cystic fibrosis, was feeling unwell and breathing heavily.
When the emergency staff finally arrived at their home, he observed that the staff were completely exhausted. He believes the fault isn’t with the staff but blames the lack of resources for the delay in medical care.
"There are not enough resources to cope, and they need to organize this, as whatever is happening now is not working," he said. He has requested the government to take necessary actions before other people die due to the NHS health crisis.
In addition to being taken to the hospital late, Hannah was made to wait outside for hours for a bed in critical care. When in critical care, her blood pressure and oxygen levels weren’t improving. And on the 22nd, James was called to reach the hospital “very fast” as Hannah was barely holding on to her life, and the couple got only 10 minutes to talk before she died.
“She knew she was going. I just told her I loved her. And that was as much of a conversation as we had because she was trying to breathe through her high pressure oxygen mask,” he said. He revealed that it was the hardest moment of his life, seeing his fiance die in front of him.
Hannah’s children were heartbroken to hear the news of their mother’s demise as she was “mumsy-mum” and an outgoing person.
James and his children received a lot of support from their friends and relatives but shared that, even with it, he felt like he had lost his right arm. But he had to cope up with the reality of taking care of his kids.
Since it was Hannah’s wish to celebrate Christmas with their families, close relatives gathered and organized meals at the same venue the couple was planning to get married in. On the date of Hannah’s memorial, which coincidentally was also her birthday, James gave a speech in front of 20 people. He expressed that she was a fighter and an amazing mother and partner.
The incident occurred in Birmingham, UK.
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