Health staff at our Tickhill Road Hospital have been presented with an award from a 74-year-old veteran who saw them save a fellow patient’s life.
Alfred Oddy, of Carcroft, was a patient on Hazel Ward, when he saw the staff spring into action. He was so impressed with them that weeks after leaving hospital he decided to buy them a special award, together with a medal for the first member of staff on the scene.
Alfred, who served in the combined forces, said: “I noticed a fellow patient didn’t look well. One of the staff, Karen Stephenson, raised the alarm and started CPR. All of the other staff came to support her. They saved the woman’s life. I wanted to come back to the ward and say well done to the team.”
Alfred visited the ward during a 1940s day in his forces’ uniform.
Karen, a Rehabilitation Assistant who works on Hazel Ward, said: “It was a lovely surprise to receive the medal and award from Alfred. It is really appreciated and such a nice gesture.”