Thanks for sav­ing my life! Grandad praises 999 crew

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

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.”

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