Margaret’s a lifesaver on the 192 bus

20 Dec 2019 03:23
Published by: Kian French

A STEPPING Hill nurse’s lifesaving skills were put to good use when a fellow passenger on the 192 Manchester to Stockport bus suffered a cardiac arrest.

Margaret Akerele, 51, is a staff nurse in the hospital’s gastroenterology surgical team.

She only started working at the hospital after qualifying as a nurse in September. Prior to that, she worked as a care support worker.

While she was on her morning commute a man in her bus collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.

Margaret was able to put her training to use and perform CPR on the man, while the driver stopped the bus and called an ambulance.

An ambulance team arrived within ten minutes take him to Manchester Royal Infirmary where he received further treatment. Her quick and decisive actions played a vital role.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Louise Robson and Stepping Hill Chief Nurse Alison Lynch presented Margaret with a Proud2Care certificate award to honour her achievement.

Alison said: “Margaret is a much loved and valued member of our gastroenterology team, and it’s great to know she is as caring and committed off the ward as she is on it. It was great honour for Louise and myself to present her with a highly deserved award.”

The trust regularly presents Proud2Care certificates to staff who have shown outstanding care and commitment in their field.

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