Harrison Ford ambulance ‘following protocol’

Harrison Ford ambulance ‘following protocol’

Harrison Ford ambulance ‘following protocol’

First published in News

An ambulance service said it was “following protocol” when Hollywood actor Harrison Ford was airlifted to hospital with an ankle injury.

The Star Wars actor was transported to the John Radcliffe Hospital last Thursday, after his foot was hit by a hydraulic door while filming the latest movie in the science fiction franchise at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Air ambulances are normally called out for serious injuries, but Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance said it was requested by the ambulance service.

A spokeswoman said last night: “999 calls come in through the regular ambulance service. If we are required we have to go out.”

A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were duty bound to follow protocol.”

  • Our top stories:

Labour holds Blackbird Leys and Northfield Brook wards and Leys division in by-elections

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council member for Northfield Brook Steve Curran

11:58pm Thursday 27th November 2014

LABOUR has tonight comfortably held three council seats in by-elections in Oxford.

Two people held tonight in sex trafficking investigation

Oxford Mail:

12:00am Friday 28th November 2014

TWO people have been arrested tonight on suspicion of arranging for people to be brought into Britain for the sex trade.

Drugs conspiracy case jury considers verdict

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:30am Friday 28th November 2014

The jury in the case of a pub boss and building company director accused of being involved in a drugs conspiracy has retired to consider its verdict.

Queen of crime who ‘thrilled and inspired a generation’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 28th November 2014

PD James was yesterday hailed by fellow Oxford literary legend Colin Dexter as ‘one of the most stylish and distinguished modern crime writers’.

Update: Driver taken to hospital after two lorries crash on A34

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

7:38am Friday 28th November 2014

TRAFFIC is "very slow" on the A34 after one lane was closed following a crash between two lorries.

Churchill train revamp

Oxford Mail: Archive pic from Winston Churchill (10800337)

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Work is almost finished to restore a train carriage that brought Sir Winston Churchill to his final resting place in Oxfordshire.

Man arrested after attack on train boss

Oxford Mail: British Transport police badge

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

A train manager was attacked on a train near Banbury.

Jayden hostel set to close

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

THE hostel where 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson lived before she was murdered is to close, it was announced yesterday.

Brize Norton welcomes new aircraft and 300 jobs

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

THE RAF’s new £2.8bn fleet of aircraft, the first of which was unveiled at RAF Brize Norton yesterday, will create 300 jobs there.

Crash witnesses wanted after woman, 81, killed

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AN ELDERLY woman has died crossing Lodge Hill, Abingdon.

Bright lights of Didcot bring in festive crowds

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

FACES lit up both with lights and joy as hundreds turned out for Didcot’s annual Christmas street fair yesterday.

Huge queues at Attenborough’s book signing

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 28th November 2014

SIR David Attenborough fans queued for almost eight hours to meet the broadcaster and nature expert at a book signing in Oxford yesterday.

Protesters vocal as ex-EDL leader talks at Union

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 28th November 2014

PROTESTERS gathered outside the Oxford Union on Wednesday night as co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL) Tommy Robinson gave a talk.

Green energy innovators get £1.7m funding

Oxford Mail: Nicola Blackwood MP

6:00am Friday 28th November 2014

AN Oxford company has been given almost £700,000 to help its mission to one day turn skyscrapers into giant solar power generators.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:39am Tue 17 Jun 14

bart-on simpson says...

Health tourism gone mad!
Health tourism gone mad! bart-on simpson
  • Score: -1

11:31am Tue 17 Jun 14

xenarthra says...

So why did the regular ambulance service decide a helicopter was needed? I can't get too wound up about this, because the helicopter is a private charity. If star-struck NHS employees were wasting tax-payers' money, that would be a different matter.
So why did the regular ambulance service decide a helicopter was needed? I can't get too wound up about this, because the helicopter is a private charity. If star-struck NHS employees were wasting tax-payers' money, that would be a different matter. xenarthra
  • Score: 1

2:23pm Tue 17 Jun 14

cuckoo says...

Not really sure what 'protocol' they were following (can only speculate from my armchair!) BUT really hope Mr Ford ( or even the film company) may choose to make a significant donation towards the ongoing provision of the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust!!!!!
Not really sure what 'protocol' they were following (can only speculate from my armchair!) BUT really hope Mr Ford ( or even the film company) may choose to make a significant donation towards the ongoing provision of the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust!!!!! cuckoo
  • Score: 5

4:51pm Tue 17 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

There are rumours that this run took less than 12 parsecs.
There are rumours that this run took less than 12 parsecs. John Lamb
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Tidkin says...

My husband is a pensioner but contributes monthly to the Air Ambulance Charity as he understood it was for genuine emergencies. If he were to fall and break his ankle I wonder how long he would have to wait for an ambulance ? Unless the film company agreed in advance to pay for the service and Mr. Ford's hospital treatment the helicopter should never have been sent.
My husband is a pensioner but contributes monthly to the Air Ambulance Charity as he understood it was for genuine emergencies. If he were to fall and break his ankle I wonder how long he would have to wait for an ambulance ? Unless the film company agreed in advance to pay for the service and Mr. Ford's hospital treatment the helicopter should never have been sent. Tidkin
  • Score: 4

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree