Rupert Webb was suffering pain and distress while stuck between the bath and toilet
Rupert Webb, 94, was assessed as “low priority” despite suffering pain and distress while stuck between the bath and toilet.
Mr Webb had to be nursed through his agony by his 78-year-old wife Barbara.
Mr Webb – who played the father of Hugh Grant’s jilted bride in the hit 1994 movie – said: “I just couldn’t move. There was nothing I could do except wait.”
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I was so worried about him. I was amazed it was not being treated as a priority
Mrs Webb added: “I was so worried about him. I was amazed it was not being treated as a priority.”
Mrs Webb called the Carelink helpline at 4.15pm on Wednesday, following her husband’s accident at their home in Rottingdean, East Sussex.
Rupert Webb appeared in Four Weddings And a Funeral
After waiting three and a half hours for an ambulance Mrs Webb called their neighbours for help
When the ambulance finally arrived at 8.10pm, paramedics checked him over and decided he did not need hospital treatment.
After three and a half hours Mrs Webb called the neighbours for help
“They were very apologetic but I was still absolutely appalled. It should never have taken so long,” said Mr Webb.
South East Coast Ambulance Service have promised to investigate the delay and apologised to the couple for their ordeal.