A female cheerleader from Coventry University has been admitted to hospital for six hours and her father says she is “not fit” to lead.
The 23-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered from chest pain and a sore throat and was taken to hospital by her parents at around 11:30am on Thursday.
Her father, Robert McNeill, said his daughter had not been able to move her legs properly.
“She’s in intensive care for a very long time now, and her chest is really sore and it’s causing her chest to swell,” he said.
“It’s very painful, she can’t move her arms and legs.”
I’ve been there, seen it all before, I’ve seen her suffer.
“We have to do everything we can to get her to a hospital.
I want her to be brought home as soon as possible.”
If we could get her home at this time of the year, we would do it.
“She was brought to hospital after her family complained that she was being treated like a “screaming child” by hospital staff.”
They said, ‘You need to be calm, calm down’.””
They could see her crying, and they just wouldn’t take her out.”
They said, ‘You need to be calm, calm down’.
“We went to the door to get a doctor there and she had been crying and they were telling us, ‘No, we don’t want to be there’.”
She was transferred to hospital, and she was taken off life support after a few hours.
Doctors are now attempting to re-attach her left leg to the stump of her right foot, which was damaged during the incident.
“There are no words for the pain she’s in,” her father said.
The family say they are devastated by the way the nurse had treated her.
“A nurse is supposed to be a professional, a nurse should have seen what was happening before she made a decision to do that,” he added.
“But they’re just making it up as they go along.”
Robert McNeill said the nurse told him she was trying to calm down his daughter and that she wanted to “stay out of it”.
“She said she was getting better and she wanted us to know that she understood,” he explained.
“When we asked her why she was doing that she said she wasn’t doing anything wrong.”
He said his wife had been in the hospital room for about half an hour before they got there, and that they were told the nurse would be discharged shortly.
“My wife was crying, she was hysterical,” he told The Times.
“I just felt like I could’ve died from the pain.”
Robert and his wife, who are married with two children, have lived in Coventry for seven years.
The nurse has been placed on leave pending an investigation.