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Dorset Nurse Thanked for "Saving Dads Life"

Helping Hand

8:45am 21st October 2013

A worried daughter has thanked a Dorset County Hospital nurse who worked overtime and on her instincts acted, to save her dad's life.

Lorraine Cor's 90-year-old father, Roy Vincent from Weymouth, was admitted to the Emergency Medical Unit a couple of weeks ago with trouble breathing.

Lorraine told us a Nurse 'Di' became increasingly worried about Roy's breathing, saying she had a "lurching feeling in her stomach". So, despite finishing her shift at 7pm she stayed an hour longer to take him for a chest X-ray personally, before insisting he went on Oxygen before she left. Then, during the night and the next morning she text colleagues to check on him, before coming in on her day off just to make sure.

Lorraine says her and her father just cannot thank this nurse enough and want everyone to know that there are still people who go above and beyond their call of duty, "Without this nurse from Dorset County Hospital my father would have died".

She told us, "Dad rallied through, and although he's still got problems, he's still with us thanks to this wonderful Di, who was the nurse on the ward. I hope every hospital has a Nurse Di, I just wanted some recognition of what she's done, the NHS in general take so much flack for what's wrong with our medical system that it's heart-warming and encouraging to hear this".

Wessex FM managed to track down this Good Samaritan and "I feel quite humble and I was quite shocked when my line manager said quick we need you to speak on the radio, I really was shocked, but it's really nice because you feel like you've done something for someone."

"He was a very very special gentleman and I was saying to his daughter, sometimes there are certain people you just have a connection with, it's as if you put a gold thread from yourself to them and you have this special connection with them, and Mr Vincent was one of those people."

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