A mum has died of suspected coronavirus after paramedics told her she was "not a priority."
Kayla Williams, 36, died in her flat after being visited by the NHS workers at home, a day after her husband called 999.
Her husband, Fabian Williams told emergency services that the mum-of-three was suffering from a cough, fever and severe chest pains.
The Guardian reports seeing documents that confirm Kayla was suspected of a coronavirus infection when paramedics came to her property in Peckham, South London.
Mr Williams, 49, 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."
He recalled the paramedics carried out tests at 8.32am, however they did not stay very long.
“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," he said.
The following day his wife's condition got worse, she was unable to get dressed herself and Mr Williams found Kayla "slumped" with her head down.
“She was already dead.
“I put her on the ground – because that is what they had told me to do before – and I rang 999 again and they told me to put my hand on her chest and pump her chest,” he said.
The police then visited his home in forensic suits and took Kayla's body in a body bag.
He said: “They have left me here and said I must isolate. They haven’t told me anything else. I am a diabetic. I take insulin. All I know is I am supposed to isolate. No one has mentioned her body being tested or anything.”
Documents completed by the London ambulance service which were seen by The Guardian state that after their first visit show that Kayla Williams was suffering from “Cov 19”. Symptoms were listed as: “non-productive cough … headache … chest pains all over”.
A spokesperson for the London ambulance service said: “We were called at 8.32am on Friday 20 March to reports of a person unwell at an address in Peckham. Our clinicians treated a patient and advised them to call back if their condition changed.
“We were called the following day at 3.24pm and sent a number of resources, with our first medics arriving in under seven minutes. Sadly, the patient had died. Our sympathy is with the family at this time.
“We are working incredibly hard in these unprecedented times to look after Londoners.”