Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Student nurse performs life-saving resusitation on her own doorstep

  • 4 Comments

Student nurse Claire Thomas was called into action last month when she performed life-saving resuscitation on a 69-year-old man outside her house

Ms Thomas treated 69-year-old Bill Hardingham when he collapsed following a myocardial infarction.

He is now recovering at Bath’s Royal United Hospital where Ms Thomas is doing her placement as part of the Open University pre-registration nursing programme.

Medical staff at the hospital said he would have died without her help.

‘I saw him stagger around before collapsing. He wasn’t breathing and had turned grey,’ said Ms Thomas.

‘The adrenaline took over for a couple of seconds and the student nurse training kicked in,’ she added.

  • 4 Comments

Readers' comments (4)

  • Well done Claire,Mr Hardingham looks happy with the outcome,I know its our job but it is nice to help.All the best with your studies.One for the portfolio.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • You have done well Claire .I hope you get more opportunities to help people in the community with your skills as often as necessary.Welldone!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Danielle Pryce

    This is what nursing is all about, as a student nurse, I have had a similar emergnecy situation and think that auto pilot mode sets in and you feed of adrenaline! Well Done Claire. You must feel very proud.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Well done Claire, excellent to hear you've made a huge difference to this person's life and good luck with your studies. Best wishes.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.