On June 28, 1962, the 87-year old Winston Churchill fell in his room at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo where he had just commenced a two-week holiday. He suffered a fracture to the neck of his left femur. Taken a hospital in Monte Carlo, Churchill was adamant he return to London as he wanted to die in England. He was repatriated aboard an RAF aero-medical aircraft sent by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. On the evening of June 29, 36 hours after his fall, Churchill was operated on at the Middlesex Hospital by Philip Newman and Herbert Seddon. After a 54-day recovery in hospital, he was discharged to his home at 28 Hyde Park Gate.
Churchill’s treatment for the fracture and his recovery are discussed in “Churchill’s fractured neck of femur” by Liam McLoughlin published online first in the Journal of Medical Biography. The journal web site is here.