Family thanks NHS after Chichester motorbike crash

Oliver Kyte (left), pictured with his mum Devline and brother Tom
Oliver Kyte (left), pictured with his mum Devline and brother Tom

A FAMILY has praised the care one of its sons received from the NHS – a year after a devastating motorbike crash in Chichester.

Oliver Kyte, 22, came off his bike in Via Ravenna on August 19, 2012, and was immediately airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

His grandfather Gordon Flowers said the whole family was thankful for the ‘flawless’ care provided by St Richard’s to help his recovery.

He said he once again wanted to thank all Oliver’s friends, family and the ongoing NHS support which contributed to his care.

“He’s had a lot of support from the hospital – they’ve been exceptionally good,” he said of Southampton General and St Richard’s in Chichester, where Oliver later underwent rehabilitation in the Donald Wilson ward.

He said despite criticism sometimes faced by the NHS, his grandson’s care had been ‘flawless’, both in Chichester and Southampton.

“That hospital in Southampton is amazing. Until you use it you just don’t know.”

He said hospital staff had ‘pulled the stops out’.

He added his grandson was now looking forward to ‘getting back to the norm’.

Oliver was recently pictured with his brother Tom and his mum Devline.

A raffle in aid of Oliver’s recovery takes place at the Bell Inn, in Broyle Road, Chichester, on Sunday evening.