4 August 2015 – ‘I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you’ – Patient Tells NWAS Crew

A North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Crew has been praised by a Warrington patient, who said she ‘wouldn’t be here’ if it wasn’t for them, after suffering a heart attack.

 Diane Reunion

Picture: Daniel Ogdon, NWAS Paramedic, Diane Wilson and Jon Almond, NWAS, Warrington Ambulance Station

Diane Wilson, from Orford in Warrington, suffered a heart attack on 22 May. That evening Diane went to bed not feeling very well. After phoning for an ambulance, NWAS Ambulance Crew Jon Almond and Daniel Ogdon arrived swiftly on the scene to give Diane treatment and took her directly to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital for specialist surgery.

Now fully recovered from her operation Diane joined Jon and Daniel for a reunion at Warrington Ambulance Station to talk about her experience. Diane was given a tour of the ambulance station and had the opportunity to thank Daniel and Jon for saving her life. 

Diane said: “I woke up feeling sick with burning in my chest and my chest was getting tighter, so I phoned for an ambulance as I knew something wasn’t right.

“Within minutes Jon and Daniel came along to check me over. They gave me morphine after discovering I was having a heart attack. The lads took me to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital where their team gave me keyhole surgery – I felt like I could run a marathon after I had it done!

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“A big thank you to the North West Ambulance Service, I was looked after so well. I would like to thank Jon and Daniel for their professionalism because I don’t think I would be here without them.”

Jon and Daniel added, “It’s overwhelming to get so much praise. We’re part of a huge team here at NWAS and just doing our job. We’re so happy to see Diane fully recovered and in such good spirits. This job is a real privilege to do – we get the chance to make a difference and it’s nice to get recognition for our work.”