South Yunderup woman Diane Dinsdale has been in PHC ED since 8am yesterday

South Yunderup woman Diane Dinsdale has been in PHC ED since 8am yesterday

SOUTH Yunderup woman Diane Dinsdale has been in the Peel Health Campus emergency department coughing up blood since 8am yesterday morning.

“I am emotionally exhausted,” she said.

“I won’t recover when I’ve had no sleep, no matter how many pain killers they give me.

Ms Dinsdale said she was hospitalised with an asthma attack two days ago and has had a chest infection for three weeks.

She presented to PHC at 8am yesterday coughing and with chest pains.

“I was put on fast track yesterday afternoon,” she said.

“I was told a bed would soon be available for me last night.”

She was still waiting in the emergency department at 3pm this afternoon.

“Hundreds of people have been through the ED since I got here,” she said.

“I have not showered and just want some privacy.”

Peel Health Campus have been contacted for comment.