GP cheats death as patient crashes into practice wall

A West Sussex GP has told of his lucky escape after an elderly patient crashed a car into his consulting room on his day off.

The car would 'almost certainly' have killed a patient on any other day said Dr Huw Morris of Northlands Wood surgery in Haywards Heath.

The driver, thought to have blacked out at the wheel in the practice car park, escaped with cuts and bruises.

'The receptionists heard a sort of explosion, and came in to see this man trying to climb out of his car in my consulting room,' said Dr Morris.

At 11am on any other day, Dr Morris would have been seeing patients. The car smashed through a window and came to rest inches from the patient's chair, which was peppered with bricks and debris.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

UK COVID-19 alert level raised as GPs prioritised for testing

UK COVID-19 alert level raised as GPs prioritised for testing

The government has raised the UK's COVID-19 alert level to four amid reports that...

UK on course for 50,000 COVID-19 cases a day by mid-October

UK on course for 50,000 COVID-19 cases a day by mid-October

The UK could see 50,000 COVID-19 cases per day by mid-October, with the epidemic...

Stricter short-term COVID-19 measures needed to avoid second national lockdown, BMA warns

Stricter short-term COVID-19 measures needed to avoid second national lockdown, BMA warns

COVID-19 infection rates will ‘soar’ and the NHS will ‘once again be crippled’ if...

Practices handed one-month opt-out window as revamped network DES unveiled

Practices handed one-month opt-out window as revamped network DES unveiled

NHS England has unveiled a revamped DES package for 2020/21 confirming new targets,...

GPs delivered huge rise in face-to-face consultations in week before NHS England letter

GPs delivered huge rise in face-to-face consultations in week before NHS England letter

GPs delivered a huge increase in face-to-face appointments in the week before NHS...

RCGP facing legal action over stance on assisted dying

RCGP facing legal action over stance on assisted dying

The RCGP is facing legal action over its decision to remain opposed to assisted dying...