Andover mum reunited with SCAS staff who treated her in serious motorway accident

Friday, 12 June, 2015

Danielle Bartley with SCAS crews



Andover resident Danielle Bartley has been reunited with staff from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) who helped save her life following a serious motorway accident.

Mother-of-one Danielle, 34, had been driving to a meeting when her car aquaplaned on the M3 on the morning of 14 November 2014. Her car overturned six times resulting in Danielle sustaining serious injuries to her spine and right arm.

SCAS received the 999 call at its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Otterbourne, Hampshire. EOC staff quickly despatched a range of frontline crews to the scene near to junction 6 including an ambulance crew, an ambulance officer, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA).

Danielle was flown to University Hospital Southampton for initial treatment before being taken on to Salisbury District Hospital where she remained in a coma for a total of 16 days. Unfortunately due to severe septicaemia (blood poisoning), Danielle’s right arm could not be saved. To date, Danielle has had around 40 hours of surgery to treat her injuries to her neck, back and arm.

On 10 June, Danielle visited SCAS’s EOC in Otterbourne to be reunited with the staff who all played a key part in helping to save her life.

Danielle explained: “It was so good to meet everyone and get to piece together all the bits that were missing for me. I really can't thank you all enough, there are no words to explain how grateful we all are.”

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