Sadly there was an accident during the NHS’ Got Talent show at the Theatre Royal Winchester on Saturday June 8.

During her fire performance act, a member of staff from our Trust suffered serious burns. A number of our clinicians were present at the time and they, along with theatre staff, were able to help immediately, but the performer required hospital treatment. She is currently being treated by experts at Salisbury District Hospital’s specialist burns service, where she is in a stable condition.

Our thoughts are with our colleague and we all wish her a quick recovery. We are in contact with her family and have offered them our support.

It was upsetting for everybody involved and we are also offering support to anyone affected by the accident. Support sessions will take place at both Royal Hampshire County Hospital and Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in the coming days. Anyone affected is welcome to attend and should contact for more details.

We are supporting the theatre in their review of the accident. On the night, the decision was quickly made to stop the show, which was a fundraising event for the Winchester Hospice appeal.