A pilot had a lucky escape after the light aircraft he was flying crash landed at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire. The 48-year-old man was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
A man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after a light aircraft crash landed at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire. Great Western Air Ambulance were called to the scene at around 3pm.
– Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
A light aircraft did appear to have crash-landed, and had suffered subsequent fire damage. The male pilot, aged 48, was still conscious at the time of the helicopter’s arrival.
GWAAC medical staff anaesthetised the patient ahead of transport to Frenchay Hospital in the Wiltshire Air Ambulance aircraft.
A study held at Bristol Royal Infirmary has found alcohol may be involved in up to 640 thousand hospital admissions in England and Wales a year. Almost a thousand adults in Bristol took part in the study.
Around 1 in 5 patients said they had drunk up to 50 units of alcohol before coming in to the emergency department.
Waiting times for patients in South West Hospitals have dropped considerably according to figures from the Department of Health. There are almost 50,000 fewer patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment than there were in 2010. Six trusts had no patients waiting longer than a year.
Southmead Hospital is trialling a scheme which aims to educate parents about the risks of shaking a baby.
It's one of the first places in the country to introduce the programme, to teach people about the dangers head injuries can have on newborns.
A community hospital in south Bristol opens today (Fri). The £45 million facility will care for 60 inpatients, treat minor injuries and provide day surgery in two theatres.
It's taken campaigners more than 60 years to secure a hospital for the area.
People in South Bristol talk about what they think of their new community hospital.
– Sarah Brierley, Urgent care centre lead nurse
We expect 45,000 patients through the urgent care centre each year. We will be able to treat patients with minor head injuries, fractures, cuts and bruises"
Planning permission for the hospital was granted in 2008. Work on the new building began in March 2010 and it's due to open to the public at the end of the month. The hospital is part of the Hengrove Park Regeneration Project that will include a new Skills Academy, a sports and leisure centre.