‘A one-year-old girl nearly died of sepsis after her mother was left waiting eight hours to speak to a doctor before storming into a GP surgery demanding to be seen.
Rachael Pedrick became concerned about her daughter Holly at their home near Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, on December 23.
Holly had started to suffer with flu-like symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoea, as well as ‘sticky eyes’.
Ms Pedrick contacted her GP surgery to ask for advice who said that it could not book her an appointment and she would have to wait for a call back.
She said that she was eventually forced to storm into the surgery and demand to see a doctor after being left to wait for ‘eight hours’.
Holly spent the night in Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil before she was rushed in an ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on Christmas Eve.’