Injured Gravesend port worker moved from intensive care after 2 months in hospital (From News Shopper)
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Injured Gravesend port worker moved from intensive care after 2 months in hospital
A GRAVESEND port worker who was hit by a 40-tonne boat has been moved out of intensive care after nearly two months in hospital.
Father-of-two Michael Russell suffered life threatening injuries after becoming trapped between the barge and the pier at Denton Wharf, Mark Lane, on January 18.
But last week, Michael was moved from intensive care into a high dependency ward at the Royal London Hospital.
The 36-year-old sustained a fractured pelvis, along with chest and abdominal injuries, and was taken by the air ambulance’s rapid response car to the hospital.
Martin Garside, his colleague and friend at the Port of London Authority, said: “Michael’s injuries were very serious and he still faces many challenges in the weeks and months ahead – including a prolonged period in hospital.
“But with the close support of his family, Michael continues to make progress. Our thoughts remain with him and his family.”