Harry Meade leaves hospital after nasty fall

  • After more than a week in hospital following a rotational fall at Wellington Horse Trials on Monday 26 August, Harry Meade has been discharged.

    Harry underwent 2 long periods of surgery at Basingstoke Hospital to reconstruct his elbows — which he broke and dislocated in the fall.

    During the second operation Harry had 2 surgeons operating on his arms simultaneously.

    A statement from Harry’s wife Rosie on his website said that he has been allowed to leave hospital and is recuperating at her parent’s house near Northleach, Glos.

    “It’s a big step when he’s been lying on his back with his arms suspended for the past week and is still so uncomfortable and immobile,” Rosie said.

    “He now has a lighter weight cast on his right arm and a brace on his left arm and the surgeon seems happy with the way the wounds from the operations are healing.

    “He is still in good spirits and is determined to be back as close to normality as soon as possible.”

    Harry kept himself entertained in hospital by watching the European Eventing Championships and with visits from friends including Olympic gold medallist Laura Tomlinson and eventer Emily Baldwin.

    “We are very grateful for the wonderful treatment he received at Basingstoke hospital and particularly to the surgeons, Jonathon Hobby and Nigel Rossiter, as well the World Class programme who have also been extremely helpful with medical advice,” Rosie added.

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