Queen Alexandra Hospital nurse suffers panic attack after hospital bus attacked by youths in Portsmouth

A NURSE suffered a panic attack and a window was smashed after a group of youths attacked a hospital service bus taking staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA).

By Neil Fatkin
Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 10:35 am

The park-and-ride service was targeted with rocks while on James Callaghan Drive, Portsmouth, at 4.30pm on Friday, January 15.

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Marc Reddy, managing director for First Solent, which operates the service, said: ‘I am sad to confirm that on Friday afternoon a dedicated NHS hospital service, carrying seven hospital staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital back to their cars, was attacked on James Callaghan Drive by youths throwing rocks. One passenger, a nurse, suffered a panic attack after the window next to where she was sitting shattered.

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The shattered bus window next to where the nurse was sat.

‘Fortunately there were no serious injuries. The health, safety and wellbeing of all our customers and staff remains our absolute priority and we are proud to be carrying fellow key workers to their places of work during the current lockdown period and beyond.’

Last month in a separate incident two members of QA staff were injured after the hospital service bus crashed on the same road.

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