Blind war vet, 80, 'waited 20 hours' at hospital
Hope he won't be "the next Esmin Green".
AN 80-year-old war veteran was forced to wait nearly 20 hours overnight for treatment at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital emergency department, his wife claimed today.
Edward Webster from Bedford was brought to SCGH emergency department by ambulance at 3pm yesterday afternoon for a bone marrow test.
It was at the urging of his GP.
His wife, 76-year-old Helen, said she left him at the hospital at 9pm. At the time he was still waiting in a wheelchair.