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Mills injured after ski accident

16 May 2011 09:51

Heather Mills has left hospital after suffering a serious shoulder injury in a skiing accident

Heather Mills has left hospital after suffering a serious shoulder injury in a skiing accident

A ski accident involving Heather Mills has highlighted the importance of having medical travel insurance after the incident in southern Austria resulted in her being rushed to hospital.

The 43-year-old, who is making a bid to represent the Great Britain in the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, injured her shoulder after smashing through a fence while downhill training.

She was taken from the Moelltaler glacier and airlifted to a hospital in the town of Lienz, where she received treatment for a fractured right shoulder blade.

Mills had X-rays and a Cat scan and has now been released from hospital, her spokesman said.

The former wife of Sir Paul McCartney, who uses a prosthetic leg, has praised the attention and treatment she was given following the accident.

"The care and assistance of the Austrian community was incredible and something I will never forget," she said.