When a Woman died after three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery Its time to Demonstrate our support for the #NHS

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Coroner says Mary Muldowney, 57, probably would have survived if she had received immediate surge

An ambulance outside a hospital's accident and emergency department.

Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty ImagesMary Muldowney’s condition deteriorated in the ambulance to the Royal London hospital and surgery could not save her.

A woman died from a brain haemorrhage after at least three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery because they had no intensive care beds.

In a case that brings the deepening NHS bed crisis into sharp relief, a coroner said it was likely that Mary Muldowney, 57, would have survived if she had been given immediate surgery to stem the bleeding.

Muldowney was admitted to East Surrey hospital in Redhill on 20 July last year and immediately diagnosed with a suspected bleed on the brain.

When a CT scan carried out just over an hour later showed heavy bleeds, doctors requested an immediate transfer to a specialist neurosurgical unit for surgery.

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