"You did me proud" - motorcyclist thanks staff

Date: 02 June 2017

Time: 10:00

Penny Daws and Steven Rix.

A biker was reunited with ambulance staff who treated him following a serious road traffic collision in Norfolk.

The patient suffered a broken shoulder, punctured lung, three broken ribs and damaged knee in Norwich on 6th October.

On Wednesday (31st May) he visited Longwater ambulance station and met Paramedic Steven Rix and Intermediate Ambulance Practitioner Penny Daws who treated him following the collision.

The motorcyclist rode to the ambulance station on his new custom-built Harley Davidson.

He said: “I am here thanks to you and I can’t thank you enough. In 2011 I had a heart attack, so the ambulance service has saved my life twice. You did me proud.”

The patient spent eight days at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following the collision and was back sitting on a bike 11 days after being injured.

Whilst the patient wasn’t keen on being identified he was happy for us to talk about the job as he wanted to highlight the significance of their help that day.

If you want to be in the position of Steven and Penny and help save lives, read more about our roles and job vacancies here http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team/working-for-us.htm

 

  • Summary:

    A biker has been reunited with ambulance staff who treated him after a serious collision