Injured rally driver returns to Australia
Stuart Scoular, 42, the Sydney-based Kiwi injured in an accident in the Targa Rotorua rally on Sunday 10 June, has been discharged from Waikato Hospital and is on his way home to Australia.
Mr Scoular suffered serious leg and hip injuries when his car left the road and hit the exposed edge of a concrete abutment on the eighth stage of the annual two-day event west of Lichfield. He was air-lifted to Waikato Hospital where his right leg was amputated below the knee.
Before his departure, Mr Scoular and his wife Debborah issued the following statement.
About Waikato District Health Board and Health Waikato:
Waikato DHB is responsible for planning, funding and providing quality health and disability support services for the 372,865 people living in the Waikato DHB region. It has an annual turnover of $1.2 billion and employs more than 6000 people.
Health Waikato is the DHB’s main provider of hospital and health services with an annual budget of more than $701 million and 5238 staff. It has six groups across five hospital sites, three primary birthing units, two continuing care facilities and 20 community bases offering a comprehensive range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services.
A wide range of independent providers deliver other Waikato DHB-funded health services - including primary health, pharmacies and community laboratories.