Lily Allen SLAMS NHS after her daughter has to wait in A&E

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Lily Allen attends the after party for the NME Awards at Sketch on February 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Pop star Lily Allen has blamed NHS cuts after her two-year-old daughter impaled her neck on a railing and had to wait in agony to see a doctor in A&E.

The 31-year-old said that her toddler, Marnie, nearly died as she was forced to wait with a life-threatening injury.

She described the moment her daughter fell outside their home and split her chin on a railing and ended up with a ‘huge gash’ and a ‘hole in her neck’.

The singer, from London, called an ambulance and was told that an ambulance would arrive in 30 minutes.

Reliving the 2015 drama, she told a News Roast podcast: ‘I called an ambulance and they said it would take half an hour.

‘It was a huge gash in a two year old’s neck. Eventually I hailed a cab and was holding her chin together with a piece of flannel.

‘At the hospital I asked: ‘Where’s A&E for my daughter?’ They replied: ‘Just take a ticket and take a seat.’

‘My daughter had a hole in her neck. You can’t hold it against the doctors and nurses, it is not their fault.’

She said that she has seen the decline in the NHS and added that the number of midwife visits has gone down.

The mother-of-three added: ‘I’ve seen its decline. When I had my first baby, the midwife came every day.

‘Only three years into a Tory government we had one visit. It was pretty bad. It’s horrendous.’

Her latest criticism of the NHS comes four years after she slammed the health service over the lack of attention she received when she gave birth to Marnie, who was two at the time of the 2015 incident.

The 31-year-old said that her toddler, Marnie, nearly died as she was forced to wait with a life-threatening injury

The 31-year-old said that her toddler, Marnie, nearly died as she was forced to wait with a life-threatening injury

She wrote on her Twitter: ‘After speaking to the Brent midwifery team at 7 this morning, I was told to stay in all day and someone would be over to weigh my baby and do a jaundice assessment.

‘Waited all day, and nothing, not even a phone call.’

She continued: ‘I don’t mean to moan and I know how over stretched the health service is. But I can’t help but think about how mothers with less support, both financially and emotionally are meant to cope.’

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