The daughter of the last Viceroy of India who was one of Queen Elizabeth II's bridesmaid at her wedding, Lady Pamela Hicks (née Mountbatten) was left lying on a hospital trolley for 20 hours after being rushed to hospital to be treated for pneumonia, according to her daughter, India Hicks.
Lady Pamela's mother, Edwina was a glamorous heiress, and her father Louis Mountbatten, fondly known as “Dickie”, was a third cousin to the Queen and Prince Philip's uncle.
She was taken to an A&E department in early January, however, there were no beds available and hence, she had to be admitted to a neuroscience ward. It is understood that she was treated in hospital for three days.
The former lady-in-waiting to the Queen, Lady Pamela stated, “I arrived in A&E on a busy, busy, busy night. I stayed in hospital for about three days. I'm now recovering from pneumonia at home. The NHS were brilliant. The staff were fantastic and I had wonderful care when I was in hospital.