2020-03-25 16:15:46 UTC
A 36-year-old woman died at her flat in south London of suspected
Covid-19 a day after calling 999 and being told to look after herself at
Kayla Williams, a mother of three, died on Saturday 21 March, a day
after paramedics were called to her home in Peckham.
Williams said: “I called 999 because my wife was breathless, she was
vomiting and she had pains in her stomach. As I was talking to them she
was getting worse and they told me to put her on the floor and to make
her body flat.”
When the paramedic arrived at 8.32am she carried out some tests,
Williams said. “She told me the hospital won’t take her, she is not a
priority. She did not stay very long and she went outside to write her
report and posted it through the door.”
Documents seen by the Guardian completed by the London Ambulance Service
after their first visit show Kayla Williams was suffering from “?Cov
19”. Symptoms were listed as: “non productive cough … headache … chest
pains all over”.
The advice given was “self-care, use anti-pyretics, increase
food/fluid.”. Fabian Williams was advised to use “999 for emergency, use
111 online for advice. Family also advised to isolate”.