Fiona scoops Local Hero award!
NEAS Clinical Supervisor honoured for saving two-year old's life
Congratulations to NEAS Clinical Supervisor Fiona Thompson, who
was named 999 Local Hero at the recent Star FM awards evening.
Fiona made national headlines at Christmas for the dramatic
roadside resuscitation of a two-year-old boy who's heart had
The incident happened during evening rush hour traffic in
Newcastle, when the car ahead of Fiona stopped. Frantic mum
and dad Danielle and John Waldie got out and shouted for
someone to help them because their two-year-old son Shay had
Fiona was off-duty at the time, but rushed to the rescue - twice
restarting Shane's heart before the ambulance arrived.
Danielle Waldie said: "We can't thank Fiona enough. We didn't
know what to do and were just screaming for help. Then Fiona came
out of nowhere like an angel."
Simon Featherstone, NEAS Chief Executive, said: " We have lots
of heroes here at NEAS, but Fiona's actions on this particular day
made this rescue a bit special.
"Everyone at NEAS is very proud of her, and I would like to
congratulate Fiona on what I think is a thoroughly deserved