Update: Trains diverted past Oxford after woman taken ill

LONDON-bound trains were unable to stop at Oxford Station for half an hour tonight because of a woman suffered a fit.

The 25-year-old suffered a fit while travelling on a train, a First Great Western spokesman said. A nurse onboard initially gave first aid before paramedics were called to the train when it stopped at Oxford.

While paramedics gave the woman treatment, other trains were unable to stop at the city station and so carried on through.

The woman was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Initially the information given to the oxford Mail was that it was a child who had been taken unwell.

 

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8:52pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

If she suffered a fit then she could have been taken off the train and been treated in one of the rooms at the station before the ambulance arrived which should have been 30 seconds as there is always one at the station. If it had been a heart attack I could understand the disruption to rail services, but c'mon, what is the world coming to? What next, rail services disrupted because woman breaks a fingernail. If I paid over £7,000 for my season ticket and ended up in Banbury because of that, then there would be ructions.
If she suffered a fit then she could have been taken off the train and been treated in one of the rooms at the station before the ambulance arrived which should have been 30 seconds as there is always one at the station. If it had been a heart attack I could understand the disruption to rail services, but c'mon, what is the world coming to? What next, rail services disrupted because woman breaks a fingernail. If I paid over £7,000 for my season ticket and ended up in Banbury because of that, then there would be ructions. Grunden Skip

11:13am Fri 18 Jan 13

oafie says...

How kind and caring of you sir......Are you a health professional? Have you any idea how many types of fit's there are? The risk of head injury is always high, and people die suffering fits due to how they are treated and their environment.
How kind and caring of you sir......Are you a health professional? Have you any idea how many types of fit's there are? The risk of head injury is always high, and people die suffering fits due to how they are treated and their environment. oafie

2:29pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Ejp123 says...

Shame on you commuter. I suggest you consider the clinical seriousness of such a situation rather than your own perspective. I hope you never need the assistance of someone in an hour of similar need.
Shame on you commuter. I suggest you consider the clinical seriousness of such a situation rather than your own perspective. I hope you never need the assistance of someone in an hour of similar need. Ejp123

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