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Boy slept on hospital floor due to lack of beds

A four-year-old boy with suspected pneumonia was forced to sleep on a hospital treatment room floor because of a lack of beds.
Jack was photographed lying on a pile of coats and with an oxygen mask at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) on 3 December.
His mother, Sarah, told The Daily Mirror seeing the NHS crisis for herself meant she would vote Labour.
The hospital apologised and said it had had its busiest week since 2016.
Jack was taken to his GP last Tuesday, with vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing and a fever. He had been ill for six days with what the GP had thought was a virus, but as he had not improved he was taken by ambulance to the accident and emergency unit of LGI.
His mum told The Mirror: “He kept asking to lay down. He was without a bed for four-and-a-half hours.
“He needed to go to sleep and he needed to lay down. He started falling asleep and he ended up going to sleep on a pile of coats.
“There was no bed for him in A&E and there was no bed for him on the ward, so he just had to sleep on the floor.”