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Stuart Kyffin was flown back to the UK on Sunday and is now showing signs of improvement in the Scunthorpe General Hospital after a serious motorbike accident on October 4th in Koh Samui.
After his accident his family started to raise funds for the evacuation that cost 100,000 pounds. That target was met when they received an anonymous donation of 50,000 pounds.
His brother Dave said that “Scunthorpe General Hospital did all of the necessary checks after cleaning him from head to toe, and have been fantastic. We weren’t expecting any response for the first twenty four hours as he had been sedated for the journey, but he started showing signs of improvement very quickly. He was moving his eyes and hands and even opened his eyes when someone spoke to him, moving his head off the pillow as well. The doctors say it is a remarkable thing. the neurosurgeon still has to see him this week, then we can see fully where he is with his recovery.”
North Lincolnshire-based Amvale flew Stuart Kyffin back to the UK, They carried out the treatment without making a penny in profit, and the medical team worked without pay.
A spokesman for Amvale said: “On the evening of Sunday, November 24, Stuart and our medical team, under the charge of Dr Moe Thant from The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, touched down at Doncaster Airport.
“This long journey had seen them fly from Koh Samui in Thailand via Delhi in India, Tehran in Iran, and Trabzon in Turkey before their final leg to Doncaster.
Stuart was then transferred by our own Ambulance to Scunthorpe General Hospital in North Lincolnshire.”
The company was made aware of Stuart’s case by one of its employees.
The spokesman added: “Our management team spoke to Stuart’s family and asked if we could assist in any way we could.
“On discussing the situation further, Amvale approached this in a military manner by producing a situation report and plan which was agreed at all times by Stuart’s next of kin and family.
“This plan involved a large degree of initial information gathering in respect of Stuart’s medical condition and this proved to be valuable and time well spent to ensure that the family’s agreed plan would support Stuart’s long journey back to the United Kingdom.”
Amvale said it was a credit to the family and supporters who helped rally round to bring Stuart home.
“We are pleased to have been part of the many organisations and individual people who have united in supporting this wonderful cause to repatriate Stuart with his family and friends in the United Kingdom,” the spokesman added.
“We would like to say a personal thank you to our own team who have supported Stuart’s repatriation, their time and efforts are a reflection of their commitment and dedication to helping others.”