A man has been left stunned after an ambulance arrived at his house to take his wife to a hospital appointment – three months after she died.
Chris Davidson, from Swindon, Wiltshire, was preparing for the first Christmas without his wife, Valerie – who passed away in September – when the ambulance turned up on Christmas Eve.
The 61-year-old said paramedics told him they had come to collect his wife of more than 21 years to take her to hospital for dialysis treatment.
The widower was forced to explain to the driver, who had been sent by Arriva Transport Solutions – a firm which provides transport for NHS organisations – that his beloved partner had passed away.
He said that while the staff couldn’t be more apologetic, he was disappointed by Arriva’s response.
He said: ‘I was in a state of shock that this could have happened, on that day of all days.