Skip to content

Dame Anne Begg MP Due To Fly Home After Wheelchair Fall Injury

February 28, 2012

I’m sorry to read this and I wish her all the best.

Injured Aberdeen MP Dame Anne Begg is due to be flown to a hospital in her constituency after falling from her wheelchair and breaking her leg and wrist.

The 56-year-old Aberdeen South Labour MP has been cared for in hospital after falling in London last week.

She is being transferred to Aberdeen’s Woodend Hospital where she is expected to remain for several weeks.

Dame Anne told BBC Scotland she was looking forward to coming home.

She said she would be able to continue to work from her hospital bed.

The MP was born with Gauchers Disease, a genetic condition that causes bones to break easily.

She has been an MP since 1997 and was the first full-time wheelchair user to be voted into Westminster.

She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to disabled people and equal opportunities in the 2011 New Year Honours.

Dame Anne formally received her honour at Buckingham Palace earlier this month.

No comments yet

What are you thinking?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: