Injured Lismore Turf Club Secretary to be discharged from Royal Brisbane Hospital

Injured Lismore Turf Club Secretary Update

Lismore Turf Club's Secretary Manager, Scott Jones, was involved in an explosion at Lismore Racecourse on the morning of Thursday, 23 November 2017. Scott suffered burns to 45% of his body and is now in Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Racing NSW advised on Friday morning that Jones continues to make great progress. Wife Liz has reported that Scott was given an early release from hospital last week for the first time to spend a few days at home with his children in Lismore. Scott returned to Royal Brisbane Hospital on Monday for further physiotherapy and is expected to be discharged on Friday.

Scott will return home but may still require some visits to Brisbane for further burns and physio checks. He is continuing to heal well but may need another skin graft. Southern Cross University at Lismore has generously provided Scott with a gym membership to help with his recovery.

Lismore Turf Club’s Deputy Chairman, Michael Cleaver, said the club will be holding a special meeting next Wednesday to discuss welcoming Scott back to the club. The Club is also planning a special fundraising event for Scott, possibly to be held in late February.