BASICS doctor unfortunately gets taste of own medicine


Dr David Sutton

Responding to an emergency call in HIOWAA, Dr David Sutton had the bad luck to be run over – as he was starting to treat patients – by a nearby driver.  As he himself says, “all of a sudden I was the most badly injured patient on scene.”   He was treated by fellow medics and flown in the helicopter to his own workplace – University Hospital Southampton (UHS).

Read Dr Sutton’s own account –  despite the pain, he evidently saw the funny-ironic side of it.  He feels his experience as a patient will add to his ability to deal with people on scene – but it seems to the editor of these posts rather a drastic way of acquiring  yet more empathy and not a road any medic should aspire to!

Click here for the majority of  the Southern Daily Echo article.

On the left, Dr Sutton upright and unharmed.  Everyone who works for BASICS Hampshire is co