A nurse from North Tees Hospital has saved the life of a man while she was off duty. The family have hailed the nurse a hero.

She acted quickly after seeing Bill Newton aged 75 slumped in his van, stopped what she was doing and performed CPR on him.

Bill’s step-daughter Gail Mason told Police Hour that her father has now been transferred to James Cook Hospital “She gave my father a fighting chance”.

Gail told Police Hour that the incident happened on Thursday afternoon on Yarm Road in Stockton near to Wearmouth Construction where bill works.

Gail has praised the nurse for saving her step dad knowing that without her support and fast thinking he would not be here today.

Something Bill’s family will always be grateful for telling adding that “we would like to thank Sarah Fletcher who gave him a fighting chance and we are eternally grateful”

Adding “We’d like to simply say thank you”

Bill is currently in the James Cook University Hosptial in Middlesbrough and is in a serious condition having being sedated.

Police Hour would like to wish Bill a quick recovery and are thinking his family, friends.


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