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Nurses win award for saving the life of a man outside their hospital

Colleagues receive lifesaver award for resuscitating a man who had collapsed with a heart attack outside their hospital

Five nurses have won a lifesaving award after resuscitating a man who had collapsed with a heart attack outside their hospital.

One of the first on the scene to help David Doherty outside Royal Lancaster Infirmary was deputy chief nurse Joann Morse, joined by nursing colleagues Alison Scott, Louise Brown, Lyn Lawrenson and Theresa OBrien.

The group received the North West Ambulance Service Life Saver Award, given to people who make outstanding efforts to save a person having cardiac arrest.

Mr Doherty said: Without a shadow of doubt I would not be alive today if it wasnt for the nurse who saved my life outside the hospital.

Ms Morse said: Our prime job as NHS employees is to save lives and treat people who are ill. However, its a tremendous honour to win this award.

The award was presented at Blackburn Rovers Football

Five nurses have won a lifesaving award after resuscitating a man who had collapsed with a heart attack outside their hospital.

 Lyn Lawrenson, Joann Morse, David Doherty, Alison Scott and Louise Brown

One of the first on the scene to help David Doherty outside Royal Lancaster Infirmary was deputy chief nurse Joann Morse, joined by nursing colleagues Alison Scott, Louise Brown, Lyn Lawrenson and Theresa O’Brien.

The group received the North West Ambulance Service Life Saver Award, given to people who make outstanding efforts to save a person having cardiac arrest. 

Mr Doherty said: ‘Without a shadow of doubt I would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the nurse who saved my life outside the hospital.’

Ms Morse said: ‘Our prime job as NHS employees is to save lives and treat people who are ill. However, it’s a tremendous honour to win this award.’

The award was presented at Blackburn Rovers Football Club's ground on June 5.

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