Woman with terminal cancer who sent heartbreaking video to Jeremy Corbyn loses battle with the disease

18 November 2019, 17:51

Jane Rae sent a heartbreaking message to Jeremy Corbyn
Jane Rae sent a heartbreaking message to Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Twitter

By Asher McShane

A woman with terminal cancer who sent a heartbreaking video of her experience on an NHS ward to Jeremy Corbyn has died, the Labour leader said today.

Jayne Rae, 54, sent Mr Corbyn a video yesterday in which she described being left in pain at a hospital for up to 10 hours while waiting for urgent treatment as her cancer advanced.

Mr Corbyn said he had first met her in July and it “breaks my heart” to receive the video message from her.

In the heartbreaking clip she said she “walked into a ward that looked like Beirut.

“I have never seen people lying in corridors covered in blood, dying.

“Doctors under stress, nurses unable to help to the point they were crying in frustration.

“I was in extreme pain, my mum was begging to staff to save my life.

“You shouldn’t have to go through this.”

Hundreds of people paid tribute to Jayne after news of her death emerged.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn posted online: “Incredibly sad to hear that Jayne died this morning.

“Jayne's life ended as she lived it: making the world a better place for others.

“Jayne sent me this video which shows her passion for defending our NHS and making sure it's there for everyone whenever they need it.”

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP posted: “This is terribly sad news. My thoughts are with Jayne’s family and friends.

"As her video shows, Jayne cared passionately about the NHS. We will continue to fight to save it with all our strength."

Oxton Labour party wrote online: "We posted Jayne Rae's video only yesterday. Today she died.

"Our profound sympathies to Jayne's mother, her daughter and all her family and friends.

"Please watch this short video Jayne shot the day before she died. Fight to save the NHS - campaign for Labour as Jayne did."