Thanks for saving my life! Grandad praises 999 crew
A GRANDAD who had a heart attack on New Year’s Eve has been reunited with the crew who saved his life.
Former rugby player John Moore was getting ready to go out and celebrate the occasion when he collapsed at his Billingham home.
His wife Kathleen, a former nurse, and family friend,
David, with the help of David’s wife Lesley, were quick to begin CPR, and called 999.
John, 69, is recovering well and says he is looking forward to spending more time with his two children and four grandchildren.
He now wants to thank the North
East Ambulance Service (NEAS) including emergency care clinical manager Iain Hendy who was first on the scene along with emergency care technicians Jamie Pattison and Steven Laird.
John was shocked three times with a defibrillator and once he regained consciousness was taken to James Cook University Hospital.
Thanking the crew, John said: “I so wanted to meet them to say thank you for what they did to keep me alive. Kathleen and David kept me going, but these guys saved my life.
“The NHS gets so much flack these days; I think it’s important to thank North East Ambulance Service and the hospital staff.”