12 July 2018

Quick Thinking from HCA Maggie Saves Life

Epilepsy is a neurological condition with a wide range of seizure types, making it a tricky condition to understand. Symptoms vary from person-to-person and can include loss of consciousness, anxiety and confusion. At Newcross, our nurses are trained to handle the onset of epilepsy, which brings us to our story…

Maggie Sowden, a Healthcare Assistant based in our Nottingham branch, acted fast in an emergency situation abroad, when a fellow holiday-maker experienced a sudden epileptic seizure. Having never experienced a seizure before, her family and friends were completely unprepared and didn't know what to do.

Due to Maggie's quick-thinking and her swift actions that followed, the lady was stabilised, before being treated at a nearby hospital.  The paramedic at the scene told the lady’s family that Maggie's actions had undoubtedly helped to reduce any long-term damage.

Later that evening, Maggie was rewarded with a huge bunch of flowers from the lady’s husband, who could not thank her enough. 

Maggie

 Congratulations Maggie, from all of us at Newcross Healthcare!

 

Have you heard any stories similar to this about any of our employees? We'd love to hear from you! Email us at communications@newcrosshealthcare.com