Obese Aberdare teenager Georgia Davis 'settled' in hospital
- 25 May 2012
- From the section South East Wales
An obese teenager, whose house had to be modified so she could be taken to hospital has spent a "settled night", say health officials.
A team of 40, including council workers with scaffolding, spent several hours at Georgia Davis's home in Aberdare.
Cwm Taf Health Board said the 19-year-old was seen by a consultant in charge of her care on Friday.
In 2009, Ms Davis lost more than 12 stone (76kg), seven months after joining a US weight loss programme.
Then aged 15, Ms Davis had previously reportedly weighed 33 stone (210kg).
She had earlier been warned by UK doctors that her weight could kill her and had been labelled as "Britain's fattest teen" by one newspaper.
After enrolling at the academy in North Carolina Ms Davis lost nearly half a stone a week.
On her return, she told BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire about how she lost weight, and why she thought the NHS should now fund her weight loss programme.
A specialist council team and a fire and rescue crew were involved for several hours on Thursday in the operation to transfer Ms Davis from the family home to an ambulance.
A statement from Cwm Taf Health Board said: "This young lady has had a settled night and has been seen this morning by the consultant in charge of her care.
"Initial assessments have been undertaken and she will be undergoing further assessment during the day to assist in her plan of care."
Rhondda Cynon Taf council, South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Welsh Ambulance Service and the health board issued a joint statement on Thursday.
They said they were ensuring "the planned, co-ordinated and safe transfer of a 19-year-old woman to hospital, where she requires medical treatment".
It added: "All agencies, including Rhondda Cynon Taf council's emergency planning and social services team, are working together with a number of specialist teams from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and a scaffolding company to secure the removal of an area of the premises.
"This has facilitated some significant works to the house. South Wales Police are on the scene dealing with traffic issues while medical professionals from Cwm Taf Local Health Board and the Welsh Ambulance Service are monitoring the patient's health."