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 stopped beating.

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 stopped breathing.

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."

Shay and family 

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 award."


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