March 27, 2020

Hero nurse saves elderly man who hadn’t eaten for 10 days in self-isolation

Hero nurse saves elderly man who hadn’t eaten for 10 days in self-isolation because he had no family


A hero nurse saved the elderly man who hadn’t eaten for 7-10 days because he’d been in isolation and doesn’t have any friends or family – she saved his life by calling an ambulance

A young hero nurse found an elderly man who hadn’t eaten for up to 10 days while self-isolating because of coronavirus.

Lucy said the man grabbed her arm and told her he had Covid-19. Image: Facebook
Lucy said the man grabbed her arm and told her he had Covid-19. Image: Facebook

Sharing the heartbreaking story on a public Facebook group, Lucy said she was driving home from a 12-hour shift when she saw an old man parked up in his car.

After she stopped and got out her car she said he opened his car door and grabbed her arm, telling her he had coronavirus.

The man asked for my help, with beads of sweat rolling down his face, the man was drifting in and out of continuousness as he spoke to me, she said.

Lucy said when she offered to call an ambulance, the man told her he would wait until the morning.

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But Lucy went to her own car, grabbed a mask and phoned an ambulance for the gentleman who told her he hasn’t eaten for 7-10 days as he has been in isolation and has no family or friends.

She said he’d been trying to drive out to buy some food and essentials as he knew he would die without.

The ambulance then turned up and took the man to A&E, Lucy said on the Facebook group.

She said she followed in her own car and stayed with him for five hours.

I’m not sure if he will get better, she wrote in a heartbreaking post, but I hope so as he’s promised me a coffee.

Lucy’s family will have to be in self-isolation now until she finds out if she has been infected with the coronavirus.

But I know I have saved a man’s life tonight, she said. If I waited to call an ambulance in the morning, he wouldn’t be alive tomorrow.

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Simon Barber, Chief Executive at North West Boroughs Healthcare, said – Lucy’s story is absolutely fantastic. It brought a tear to my eye.

I spoke to her earlier to say a massive thank you and well done in person and she really is the most genuinely caring person.

I’m not surprised she’s been overwhelmed by all the messages of support – it’s pretty incredible how much attention her social media post has attracted.

I and the rest of North West Boroughs Healthcare are so very proud of Lucy’s quick-thinking and selfless actions to help someone in need.

She is everything we could possibly want our staff to be and is a shining example of true NHS compassion in these difficult times. What a superstar.

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