TV presenter Iolo Williams blames NHS cuts after his mother waits six hours for an ambulance
TV nature presenter Iolo Williams has blamed NHS cuts after his 90-year-old mother had to wait more than six hours for an ambulance after falling out of bed.
His mother, Megan Williams, fell from her bed in Felinheli – only four miles from Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor – around 7am on Wednesday morning.
“I think it is disgraceful that my 90-year-old mother has fallen and been forced to lie on the floor for so long,” the nature observer told S4C.
“I don’t blame the paramedics themselves, they just do their job. But there’s no love at all for the NHS, that’s obvious – things have been getting worse for years.
“There is a clear lack of investment. We see the rich people running the country, and they know if you need to go private, people can.”
Iolo’s sister Ffion was staying with her mother at the time, and heard her mother shouting after the fall. She then had to call the emergency services three times.
Iolo Williams took to social media, writing: “This is my mum. She is 90 and very frail. In the night, she fell out of bed.
“My sister called the ambulance before 7am. Nearly six hours later and the ambulance still hasn’t arrived! This is what happens when successive governments cut funding to essential services.”