Helpers thanked

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

On April 20 I tripped on a crack in the bi­tu­men on the foot­path just out­side the shop Fa­ther Rab­bit. I landed full length on the foot­path straight on to my chin and nose! Im­me­di­ately folk came to my aid.

As I lay on the ground catch­ing my breath I could hear folk mak­ing help­ful sug­ges­tions.

The young man from Fa­ther Rab­bit ran to see if I was OK, re­turned with his first aid kit, and then a drink of wa­ter. A woman grabbed some servi­ettes from Dear Jer­vois to try and stem the blood – she and an­other woman, both ex-nurses helped me to even­tu­ally stand up and then sit on a chair that ap­peared from Dear Jer­vois.

Two re­tired den­tists were walk­ing by and of­fered to check that my teeth and jaw were OK. When I was re­cov­ered enough to walk, one of the women, He­len, helped me along to the Herne Bay Med­i­cal Cen­tre close by and then dis­ap­peared.

There, the re­cep­tion­ist, doc­tor and nurse were also so help­ful even though it is not an A&E kind of health cen­tre. I felt as if I had jumped the queue!

Af­ter a check-up and four stitches to my chin, the nurse, Dianne, then of­fered to take me home. You can see why I have been over­whelmed by peo­ple’s gen­eros­ity of spirit. As Tara at the Herne Bay Post Shop fur­ther along the road, com­mented – we live in an amaz­ing, car­ing com­mu­nity. I heartily agree.

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