At 4.01pm this afternoon, an ambulance crew responding to a 999 emergency reported to our clinical hub that they had struck a child near the junction with London Road and Snow Hill in Bath. They reported the child had suffered a significant head injury.
The patient was placed in the ambulance and taken by the crew straight to Royal United Hospital where he is now being treated. Due to the serious condition of the patient, police gave permission for the ambulance to leave the scene to take him to hospital.
Clearly our primary concern is for the patient and his family – senior executives from South Western Ambulance Service have travelled to Bath and will offer to meet with the family. We are also ensuring the crew involved are fully supported
We are also working closely with the police to ensure the circumstance surrounding this serious incident are fully investigated.