Girl taken to hospital after school trampoline fall

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A teenager was taken to hospital after injuring her elbow while trampolining at school.

Despite pro-actively releasing information about the incident, which happened on March 21, the East of England Ambulance Service would only reveal it happened at a school in the Halstead area.

It was later established it happened at Hedingham School in Sible Hedingham.

An ambulance spokesman said: "We received a call at 11.55am to reports of a girl who had hurt her elbow when landing on a trampoline.

“We assessed the girl, who had potentially broken her elbow, before taking her to West Suffolk General Hospital for further treatment.”

He added: “We do regularly receive calls for incidents that have happened at schools - trips in the playgrounds, clashes of heads on the football pitch etc - but trampolining calls are certainly rarer."

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9:27am Mon 31 Mar 14

Ambulance press office says...

I work for the ambulance service and we are bound by strict patient confidentiality guidelines. This incident helped demonstrate the types of patients that we are called to and was used to encourage precautions when doing physical activities. We are not interested in pointing fingers at schools.
I work for the ambulance service and we are bound by strict patient confidentiality guidelines. This incident helped demonstrate the types of patients that we are called to and was used to encourage precautions when doing physical activities. We are not interested in pointing fingers at schools. Ambulance press office
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