999 Operator helped my colleague
When a work colleague started showing signs of a stroke – I knew I had to act fast and that time was key but couldn’t remember the rules of a stroke. I dialled 999 and told the operator what was happening. They repeated the stroke indicators slow enough for me to act and assess the situation. An ambulance was on scene very quickly and took over.
In the relief I hung up and tried to recover from a traumatic 14 minutes – yet on reflection, I never got chance to say thank you to the voice on the other end of the telephone. The voice that not only helped me but helped my colleague. I still believe to this day that, the quick response and assessment from the that lady made a massive impact of the severity.
Pete Braydon, Rotherham