Mum in coma in Tenerife as family issue desperate plea to bring her home

Tracey's family are fundraising to bring her mum home
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A British holidaymaker is fighting for her life in Tenerife as her family issues a desperate plea to help bring her home.

Tracey Ellis, from Newcastle, was rushed into hospital whilst on holiday alone in Tenerife.

The mum-of-four called herself an ambulance on Saturday, June 22, after she had excruciating stomach pains which left her struggling on the floor on her hands and knees, reports Chronicle Live.

She was rushed to an emergency clinic on the island and diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and was transferred to a private hospital, then rushed into the intensive care unit.

Her family say the hospital did not inform then back in the UK and they were not aware Tracey was in hospital until she contacted her children - Connor, Curtis, Grant and Amy - on the Monday to tell them she was feeling slightly better.

However, on the Monday evening she told her family how scared she was said she was being charged £5k by the hospital as her she was unable to sort her travel insurance claim.

The next day, her son Grant told her that he and his brother would be flying out, and Tracey replied to their text. This was the last time they heard from Tracey.

When they arrived at the hospital, they were shocked to discover Tracey had been put into an included coma on life support. They contacted their brother and sister, Connor and Amy, telling them to fly out immediately as the next 48 hours were critical.

Tracey Ellis was rushed into hospital whilst on holiday -Credit:(Image: handout)
Tracey Ellis was rushed into hospital whilst on holiday -Credit:(Image: handout)

When arriving at the North of Tenerife hospital, there was a language barrier and they struggled to interpret what was going on. The family was told she had internal bleeding and that the infection on her pancreas had spread to multiple organs.

Following the devastating news, the family claimed they were asked to pay a further £10k deposit, or they’d have to transfer her to another hospital.

Connor, 29, Tracey’s eldest son, said: “We were petrified to move mam in the critical state she was in. All we wanted to do was to be with her and not focus on the cost involved."

Tracey then had to be transferred to a state-funded hospital due to the ongoing demands for money and began receiving further treatment there. The family is now trying to arrange travel home if/or when her condition improves.

The outstanding medical bills have now risen to £30,000. The family have set up a GoFundMe page.

Amy, 20, said: “We have all been overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness. All we want to do is focus on my mam’s recovery. She’s the strongest, bravest and kind-hearted mam. If anyone can please help us we’ll be eternally grateful."

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