Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Daisy, 2, featured in TV medical documentary

Photo 1: Air ambulance pilot David Milton after landing at St George’s with Daisy

Photo 2: L-R, Air ambulance paramedic Richard Crabb, Daisy’s step-grandfather Andy, Daisy and Dr Kevin Enright

Photo 3: Daisy in hospital

A toddler airlifted to hospital after being kicked in the head by a horse in Ashurst Wood is to be featured in Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E tomorrow (November 2nd).

The Royal Television Society Award-winning documentary series continues from St George’s Hospital in London where it follows patients treated in a 24-hour period.

Filmed around the clock by 104 cameras at one of the world’s most advanced and busiest A&E departments, the series captures stories of life, love and loss unfolding every day.

Tomorrow’s episode tells the story of little Daisy Osborne who was just 22 months old when she was kicked in the head by a horse at her family’s racing stables.

Her mother Georgie was so shocked she fainted at the scene as the youngster was given pain relief and sedated by the air ambulance doctor and paramedic before being flown by the charity helicopter to St George’s.

24 Hours in A&E shows her arriving within minutes at the specialist neurological unit, accompanied by step-grandfather Andy, and her father Louis was working nearby when he heard about the accident.

He watched as the helicopter landed on the rooftop helipad and the air ambulance doctor cradled Daisy in his arms as he rushed her into Resus at the Major Trauma Centre.

A CT scan revealed she had a fractured skull, a bruise on her brain and concussion and she was monitored for any signs of brain damage as surgeons planned their next move.

Daisy has since made a good recovery following the accident in June and her grandmother Zoe, a racehorse trainer, held a Family Fun Day at her stables which raised almost £2,000 for the air ambulance that relies almost entirely on donations.

She said “The air ambulance undoubtedly saved the life of our vivacious granddaughter. The fast response of the crews and the excellent treatment she received in hospital in intensive care for the next eight days is the very reason she celebrated her second birthday.

“Daisy has further operations to deal with but the outlook is extremely positive and bright”.

Zoe’s eldest daughter Gemma, a former professional jump jockey, was previously treated by paramedics when the horse she was racing fell on top of her, in a separate accident.

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has been called to 50 equestrian accidents so far this year but was not called to Zoe’s.

* 24 Hours in A&E is on Channel 4 on Tuesday (November 3rd) at 9pm and if you would like to find out more about the Air Ambulance or make a donation, please visit www.kssairambulance.org.uk

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