Man died alone on Glasgow tenement stairs after waiting FIVE HOURS for…

A MAN died alone on tenement stairs in Glasgow after waiting five hours for an ambulance. 

Richard Brown, 55, was found struggling to breathe on the stairs between the first and second floor in Hathaway Lane by a neighbour.


Richard Brown died in the stairs of the tenement buildingCredit: Google Maps

The pensioner, who stayed on the third floor across from Richard, called the ambulance service for help.

The Daily Record reported that he also phoned the service several times as he waited for paramedics to arrive. 

His neighbour was asked to do chest compressions but as he was starting to do so, the ambulance arrived.

Within minutes, Richard was distinct dead at the scene. 

The Scottish Ambulance Service has apologised to Richard’s family and send their condolences. 

They also confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the circumstances relating to the delay

A spokesman from the Scottish Ambulance Service told the Daily Record: “We would like to extend our sincere apologies and condolences to Mr Brown’s family at this extremely distressing time.

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“We are very sorry for their loss.

“An investigation into the circumstances relating to the delay in reaching Mr Brown has been launched and all findings and lessons learned will be shared with Mr Brown’s family as part of this course of action.”

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