Nicola Wilson moved to specialist hospital for ongoing recovery
British event rider and Team GB member Nicola Wilson has been transferred to a specialist hospital where she will be provided with further care as she continues her recovery following her fall at Badminton Horse Trials.
Nicola, who fell from her horse during the cross country phase of the Gloucestershire based 5* equestrian event, has been recovering in Southmead Hospital in Bristol since Saturday 7th May 2022. She was moved to the Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough yesterday (25th May) where she remains in good spirits despite the long journey.
A statement from British Equestrian reads;
At this early stage Nicola’s recovery is progressing well, with sensation and movement returning to her lower and upper limbs. There will be a lengthy rehabilitation process ahead but with the support from experts, family and friends combined with her positive attitude she is in the best place to optimise her recovery.
Nicola, husband Alastair and mother Mary Tweddle would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff who has looked after her so well at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. The care and attention she has had there really has been second to none and for that they’re very grateful.
They thank everyone for the numerous cards and messages of support; each and every one is greatly appreciated.
We wish Nicola all the very best in her recovery and aim to keep readers up to date with the latest news as and when its received .