Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Louie, 3, featured in TV medical documentary

Photo: Louie at St George’s Hospital following his accident

A toddler airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Englefield Green is to be featured on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E next tonight (January 6th)

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.

Tonight’s episode, at 9pm, focuses on children and being a parent and tells the story of little Louie, 3, who was involved in a collision with car while playing outside his home in May.

The Redhill-based air ambulance was called and arrived within 24 minutes, landing in a nearby field.

Louie suffered abdominal, leg and arm injuries and was treated at the roadside by the charity helicopter’s doctor and paramedic before being flown to St George’s, accompanied by his mother.

24 Hours in A&E shows him arriving at the regional Major Trauma Hospital where doctors were concerned that his neck appeared to be stuck in one position, indicating damage to his neck and spine.

Consultant Will was worried that he had not seen Louie move his lower limbs.

·         Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is one of the official Charity Partners for this year’s Brighton Marathon and 10k. Anyone interested in running on behalf of the charity is urged to call 01622 833833.


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