British School of Osteopathy Borehamwood
The College of Osteopaths Clinic was established in Borehamwood in 1990, and provides treatment at reduced rates.
Patients are treated by senior students under the supervision of registered and experienced osteopaths
Osteopathic treatment consists of a wide-range of hands-on approaches, which are tailored to the individual patient’s needs.
The administration offices for the London programme are based above the teaching clinic in Borehamwood, Herts.
Jenny Baynton said she was disgusted the ground had been allowed to frost over, less than two years after another young woman was badly injured in the same spot.
Shocked and bruised after the incident, she has vowed to make sure it does not happen again.
Miss Baynton, of St Nicholas Close, Elstree, said: “I pressed the button to open the door, and as I stepped forwards my foot slipped on the ice and I fell down from the platform. The station didn’t appear to be gritted at all.”
A woman who was getting off the train at the time pulled her out of the gap.
“I was shaking and crying for a whole hour,” she said. “I just couldn’t pull myself together because I was so shaken.
“I’ve got a cut on my hip and my arm was on the floor of the train that’s how far down I fell.”
The incident happened on platform one as she boarded the 10.08am train last Friday. She gets the train every day to the British School of Osteopathy, where she is a student.
Since her fall, she has discovered it was her friend’s sister, Sarah Jacques, who suffered serious injuries two years ago.
Miss Jacques is suing train company Thameslink over her accident in January 2004, in which she suffered a fractured pelvis.
Miss Baynton continued: “Now that I’ve found out it has happened to another person, I’m very angry.
“I can’t believe something so serious happened to her and it’s still happening. I don’t know what it will take for them to take it seriously.”
She also criticised the station’s health and safety procedures after reporting the accident.
“They were concerned, but they did not seem like they had been given any training,” she said.
A Thameslink spokesman said that, following the accident in 2004, new safety measures, such as gritting and ice indicators, ensured there were no such accidents at Thameslink stations last winter.
The company is investigating whether these measures were in place last Friday.
u Miss Baynton wishes to ask anyone who witnessed the accident to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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