Gran’s thanks after collapsing on bus
A grandmother has issued a heartfelt thank you to those who rushed to her aid when she collapsed on a bus.
Joan Jones was travelling back to her home in St Anne’s Court, Maidstone, from Tenterden with a friend when she suddenly felt ill aboard the 2.25pm service on November 8.
“We were nearing Headcorn when I came over very, very hot,” the mum-ofthree and grandma-of-four said.
“I’ve had them before and said to my friend I’ve got to get off. I can just about remember getting up and the next thing I knew I felt a huge, tight grip on me and I was down on the floor of the bus.
“I wanted the toilet badly and felt sick.”
The driver pulled over and rushed to assist, as did fellow passengers, before paramedics took her to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.
She was told by doctors she’d suffered a blood clot in her bowel and was kept in for treatment for more than a week. The 80 -year-old, who is now back on her feet, said: “I wish to give my sincere thanks to the wonderful driver for all the help he gave me, also for gentleman passenger who made me comfortable, and to the ambulance crew and to the other passengers who showed such patience.”