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90-Year-Old Woman Suffers Leg Injuries in Milford Collision

Published on: 18 Sep, 2014
Updated on: 21 Sep, 2014

Police accident signA collision today (Thursday, 18 September) in Milford left a woman in her 90s with leg injuries. She was taken by ambulance to St Georges Hospital in Tooting for treatment.

Police officers were called to the scene on the Haslemere Road at the junction with Roke Lane, at around 4.15pm following the collision between a red Suzuki Alto and a black Ford Mondeo.

Roads in the immediate area along the A286 were closed for a period following the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the events surrounding it is urged by Surrey Police to contact them on 101 quoting reference P14271207.


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Responses to 90-Year-Old Woman Suffers Leg Injuries in Milford Collision

  1. Nigel Trellis Reply

    September 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I hope the lady concerned has a speedy recovery.

    However, did a “leg injuries” patient really need to go by ambulance all the way to St. George’s in Tooting, passing the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) as it did so? Perhaps there were clinical reasons this, I don’t know.

    This isn’t the first time that this sort of long distance ambulance journey to a hospital has occurred; there have been many others. A recent traffic accident just north of Burpham saw an injured person also taken to St. George’s.

    If it were me, and I was well enough, I would ask where I was being taken and demand to be taken to the RSCH or other local hospital.

    I can see that there may be times when the RSCH A&E department will be overloaded and unable to take any more patients, but in those instances surely people should be taken to St.Peter’s at Chertsey or Frimley Park hospitals.

    I don’t know, but it appears that the ambulance service and hospitals have a system of taking patients to the hospital of their choosing based on what they consider are the available resources.

    Unless there is a critical need to use St. George’s, I would like to see some assurance that people injured locally are taken to the RSCH or exceptionally, one of the other two local hospitals.

    A journey to St. George’s can take over an hour. I can’t see how this is good especially for a 90 year old lady. And what about local people being able to visit people in St. George’s. They are not going to take on a visit lightly which could see patients feeling isolated.

    I would rather wait in a local hospital rather than be conveyed to a major London hospital.

  2. Angela Morgan Reply

    September 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I assume it is due to needing specialist treatment rather than avoiding local hospitals. I know I would prefer the journey for appropriate treatment.

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