Hero nurse saves a child’s life while on holiday in Majorca

A nurse has been hailed a hero after saving a young boy s life whilst on Discount Holidays © holiday in Majorca. Sister Wendy Hadfield is back at work at Tameside Hospital after giving emergency treatment to the five-year-old after he stopped breathing while swimming in a hotel pool. Quick-thinking Wendy, 39, was on Discount Holidays © holiday with her family when she was called into action.

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A young girl spotted the youngster unresponsive, lying at the bottom of the pool, and shouted for help. After a man jumped in and carried the boy from the water, Wendy, from Mossley in Tameside, raced over to help.

Dominic Salter Hero Nurse Saves A Child's Life While On <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday In Majorca Sister Wendy Hadfield

She knew something was seriously wrong when she discovered the lifeless child, who couldn t swim very well, had no pulse. Working with a lifeguard, Wendy gave the boy mouth-to-mouth and CPR in a desperate bid to save him.

Thankfully, the child s pulse returned, before paramedics arrived and gave him oxygen.

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When he finally came around, everyone around the pool began to cheer and applaud cool-headed Wendy for her heroic efforts. The little boy, who lives in Surrey, soon made a full recovery from his ordeal and was splashing around again in the pool within a few days.

Dominic Salter Hero Nurse Saves A Child's Life While On <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday In Majorca Sister Wendy Hadfield

Reluctant hero Wendy, a sister at Tameside Hospital s Critical Care Unit, said: I saw the boy being dragged lifeless from the pool, I legged it over.

I went through four or five cycles of mouth-to-mouth and CPR before his pulse returned.

It was probably the most frightening incident I ve had in 20 years of nursing.

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Usually, I have a team around me and all the equipment around me. This was me, on my own.

It was the first time I d resuscitated someone outside work – and the first time on a child. That s why I was so scared.

The boy is absolutely fine. He had his first day in school last week.

Dominic Salter Hero Nurse Saves A Child's Life While On <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday In Majorca Sister Wendy Hadfield

Modest Wendy might not think she s a hero, but her colleagues disagree. The hospital s chief executive Karen James commended her brave actions and professionalism – and said the boy would have died if she hadn t have stepped in. She added: We want Wendy to know just how proud we are of her.

She won t like the fuss because she s not that type of person.

But as a result of her actions, a little boy is alive today – and a family have not been robbed of their precious child.

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