Harrison Ford ambulance ‘following protocol’

Oxford Mail: Harrison Ford ambulance ‘following protocol’ Harrison Ford ambulance ‘following protocol’

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.”

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10:39am Tue 17 Jun 14

bart-on simpson says...

Health tourism gone mad!
Health tourism gone mad! bart-on simpson
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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
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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
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