Patient kept in hospital 'cupboard'
The NHS has been under increasing pressure in recent months, but for Michael Steel the consequences were particularly extreme.
A lack of space meant his bed was moved to a stock room and left there for three days at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
Mr Steel told Today: "I went back into hospital for a liver complaint and after three days ...they woke me up in the middle of the night and moved me to what I thought was another room."
"As the day wore on and it got light I realised I was basically in a cupboard."
"The nurses explained that they were so short of bed-space that they had put me in there for the time being."
15 Jan 2015