Bicyclist survives spinal injury


Aaron Denham incurred catastrophic spinal injury and wasn’t expected to survive, let alone recover, after his bike was in collision with a car near Southampton.

He was lucky to have a trained nurse nearby who stabilised him – and lucky again when BASICS Hampshire doctor Nick Maskery arrived on the Hants & IOW air ambulance.

The specialist care Nick was able to give – his NHS job, suitably, is as an emergency medicine consultant at Southampton – meant Aaron was delivered to the experts at Southampton General in the best condition he could be.