A plumber working for H&F Council’s housing repairs team helped saved the day after a routine job turned into a blue light emergency.
Last month, Patrick Oakley – a plumber for Morgan Sindall Property Services working for Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s repairs service – was called to a leak in White City.
After assessing the job, Patrick discussed the next steps with one of the residents of Batman Close. Yet while they were talking, the resident suddenly started to feel very unwell – with Patrick suspecting that the resident was having a heart attack.
Patrick immediately called for an ambulance, helped the resident sit down and tried to make him as comfortable as possible until paramedics arrived.
After being treated and discharged from A&E, the resident is extremely grateful and believes Patrick saved his life that night. In the meantime, Patrick has fixed the leak.
“I am pleased I was there and able to help the resident when they were not feeling very well,” Patrick said. “Now more than ever, it’s important to look out for each other.”
The White City resident is making a speedy recovery.
Gary McFarlane, partnership director of Morgan Sindall Property Services, said: “We are extremely proud of Patrick. His quick thinking and compassion for the resident resulted in saving his life. He went above and beyond for the resident and for that we’re very grateful.”
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