Volunteer praised for helping injured cyclist
AN INJURED cyclist has praised an ambulance service after one of its offduty volunteers treated him following a crash.
Jeremy Whipp (pictured), 31, had a cycling accident near Chesham after his bike slipped on black ice on Sunday, January 25. A volunteer from the South Central NHS Trust was nearby and administered first aid to Mr Whipp, who had sustained a gash to his eyebrow and a broken cheekbone.
Mr Whipp said: “I was bleeding profusely and in shock when luckily an offduty volunteer from the South Central NHS Trust was on hand to stem the bleeding, reassure me, keep me warm, call for backup and look after me.”
The accident happened between Ashley Green and Chesham as Mr Whipp was enjoying cycling in the Chilterns.
Mr Whipp, who was visiting his parents in Chesham Bois at the time, thinks that the selfless work that the volunteers do is worth commending.
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“Even though he was off duty, he was absolutely brilliant. Thanks to him, I am now back on the road to recovery.”
Anyone living in Bucks, Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, who is aged 14 or above, can apply to become a member of the South Central NHS Trust.
You can get involved by calling 01869 365 000, or email getinvolved@scas. nhs.uk.