Seven-hour wait for GP out of hours service

Betty Bailey waited more than seven hours for a doctors visit when she had problems breathing. She is pictured with her husband Maurice. Picture: Paul Jacobs (142169-1)

Betty Bailey waited more than seven hours for a doctors visit when she had problems breathing. She is pictured with her husband Maurice. Picture: Paul Jacobs (142169-1)

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THE out-of-hours GP service accessed through 111 has been criticised by a great-grandmother who was forced to wait more than seven hours to see a doctor.

Betty Bailey, 81, has the lung disease COPD meaning she finds it difficult to breathe.

Last week the condition worsened when she caught a chest infection.

 

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