Ashley Latter in hospital

What a night!
After a superb working day with Simon in his lovely Devon home, I race back to attend an informal dinner with Ashley and the delegates on his 2-day sales course.
At Ash’s request we are back at 5 degrees west – and enjoying a few beers and lots of laughs – when suddenly Ash turns bright red and complains of difficulty in breathing (no pun).
He excuses himself and walks back to his hotel – from where he calls my mobile a few minutes later to complain that his condition is deteriorating.
I call “999” and alert the hotel staff – very soon we are all watching 2 instant response medics taking his readings, followed by an ambulance crew of 3 more who give him anti-histamines.
They decide on admission to hospital in Truro, where we stay by Ash’s bedside until 1.30am this morning – he is pronounced out of danger but they keep him in for the night.
After too few hours sleep we call the hospital to find that he has discharged himself and hired a cab back to Falmouth – where we wake him at 7.15am to wind up the key in his back and set him up for day 2.
He has a 360 mile drive back to Manchester this evening – and if he has any sense he will stay over – but he’s a Northern bloke like me – no sense.
I’m just glad he is OK.


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Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.