Stabilised Chiefs coach Strawbridge moved to ward

Chiefs Assistant Coach and Manu Samoa Technical Advisor Andrew Strawbridge’s
condition has improved to a level that has allowed him to be moved to a ward.

Strawbridge became ill on the flight to Samoa for the Test against the All
Blacks and was admitted to hospital in Samoa with an infection in his right
eye and his condition deteriorated rapidly.

Last week Srawbridge was flown back to New Zealand and was in a critical condition
in the Waikato Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

On Wednesday his condition improved and he started to make signals to his family.

Since then despite not being out of the woods yet, Strawbridge has been talking
to medical staff and to his wife Laura and sister Susan. He has asked Laura
for a text message to be sent to Dr Dave Galler in Samoa, thanking him and his
team for saving him and helping him get home alive.

On Friday it was revealed that Strawbridge was moved to a ward and is in a
stable condition.

His family are thrilled at Andrew’s progress and thank the incredible
medical staff at the Waikato Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

Nearly $22,000 has been generously donated for the Strawbridge
Givealittle appeal
to provide medical equipment for the Moto’otua National
Hospital Intensive Care Unit and the appeal continues with the money raised
going towards medical equipment for the Moto’otua Intensive Care Unit in Samoa
saved Andrew’s life.

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