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.

Hotel firm’s debut on main stock markets

By Colm Kelpie

Published 01/07/2016

Hotel Firm's Debut On Main Stock Markets The Clayton Hotel in Belfast

Irish hotel firm Dalata, which owns two hotels in Belfast, has started trading its shares on the main index of both the Irish and London Stock Exchanges. Yesterday, Dalata said dealing on the main markets began at 8am, and that dealings on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London and the Enterprise Securities Market in Ireland would cease immediately.

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The firm is Ireland’s biggest hotel chain and owns the Clayton Hotel in Belfast’s Ormeau Avenue, and the Maldron Hotel at Belfast’s International Airport. The junior market on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and the AIM in London is traditionally used by smaller companies, and Dalata announced last month that it would be switching.

The company is not raising any funds or issuing new shares in connection with admission. Dalata had said the move was the best option to take for the company’s future development. Aileen O’Donoghue, ISE director of strategy, said Dalata had successfully used the Enterprise Securities Market as a platform to raise cash from investors.

“The business has scaled up significantly and we are delighted Dalata has decided to join the Main Securities Market which will further enhance their ability to attract investors,” Ms O’Donoghue added. “We are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with the company.”

Manchester United pre-season tour could salvage players’ careers

Louis van Gaal1‘s friendship with Jose Mourinho2 was tested over the last six months but the Portuguese showed what kindred spirits they are during his trip to Mexico City in May.

“It’s difficult because when you get a new club in this period normally the club already did its work,” Mourinho said3. “I give you an example. I’m not the Chelsea manager but I organised the Chelsea pre-season in many aspects because I did that 10 months ago.

“Clubs have their commercial, marketing departments always involved in everything. When a new manager arrives in May, June it’s very difficult to touch in some points but we know that.”

Van Gaal did not hide his disdain for Manchester United4‘s 2014 pre-season tour. United clocked up almost 13,500 miles as they played in Los Angeles, Denver, Washington DC, Ann Arbor and Miami over 12 days in the United States on a trip Van Gaal described as ‘not very positive for a good preparation’.

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Weeks into his United stewardship, Van Gaal prevented players from attending commercial events, disappointing sponsors expecting to be gladhanded, while last year’s Stateside tour was tailored to his preferences and United will play just two games in China this summer. That will please some of United’s players, who are understood to prefer the more relaxed environment of the States, where they can stroll around anonymously. United’s players will barely enjoy any downtime in Shanghai, Beijing or Stockholm. The following in Asia is fanatical and although Norway boasts the biggest contingent of United fans, the club’s Sweden friendlies against Barcelona in 2012 and AIK in 2013 both sold out and it is probable next month’s fixture with Galatasaray will.

Manchester United Pre-season Tour Could Salvage Players' Careers This lot managed United the last time they played a Scandinavian friendly

The upside of Van Gaal’s and Roy Hodgson’s catastrophic coaching is Mourinho should not be deprived of as many internationals as eminent clubs usually are for pre-season after a major tournament. United’s England contingent – as well as Spain’s David de Gea – could head to China after enjoying a three-week holiday, the minimum break players are afforded after international tournaments, while Marcos Rojo’s and Sergio Romero’s Copa America ended unhappily on June 26. By that timeframe, United’s internationals who have already fulfilled their commitments in France and the United States would return the week United fly out to the Far East, which would presumably exclude them from contention to start against Dortmund in Shanghai on July 22 as they improve their endurance.

Owen Humphreys/PA Wire Manchester United Pre-season Tour Could Salvage Players' Careers Rooney might have to miss out on the Dortmund game

Andreas Pereira might be the only player to be overlooked by Mourinho due to an international obligation. The Olympics do not commence until August 5 but, should Pereira be included in Brazil’s Under-23 squad, he would miss United’s pre-season due to pre-tournament preparations in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s first game against South Africa actually takes place on August 4. Before last year’s tour, United completed four signings and, in 2014, Mourinho made his key Chelsea buys before the World Cup as he prepared to regain the Premier League title. United’s tour party will be boosted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and the probable additions of Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – ahead of four games in 12 days and three countries. Van Gaal took 26 players on tour last year but Mourinho is unlikely to take as many to China due to United’s short stay, which is unfortunate for United’s crop of academy talents.

Manchester United Pre-season Tour Could Salvage Players' Careers Mkhitaryan could make his United bow against Dortmund

Mourinho could only be deprived of Euro quarter-finalists Marouane Fellaini, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin. With the exception of the talismanic Martial, none of the remaining quartet can claim to be first-teamers and face playing catch-up, especially if Mourinho reinforces the squad in defence and midfield. Luke Shaw’s sharpness will be monitored keenly during pre-season. The left-back looked lean and lithe in the States last year and used the friendlies as a springboard for an excellent start to the competitive campaign before Hector Moreno’s brutal tackle in Eindhoven. He checked in at Carrington last week, as did Jesse Lingard, another England international who has focused on sculpting his torso in the summer.

Manchester United Pre-season Tour Could Salvage Players' Careers Shaw returned to training in April

Daley Blind, fresher due to the Netherlands’ failure to qualify for the Euros, will be especially desperate to remain a first-teamer after Bailly’s arrival and reports speculating about his future. Phil Jones, surreally, was Blind’s partner across the Atlantic when Chris Smalling was fit and available. A blood clot prevented him from starting in United’s opener against Tottenham and Smalling has since established himself as one of the sturdiest central defenders in the Premier League, while Jones’ United career has flatlined. Unsurprisingly overlooked by Hodgson, Jones’ Euros exclusion could salvage his club career. Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Guillermo Varela and Antonio Valencia could slug it out at right-back, Ashley Young took steps to reviving his United career on pre-season two years ago and could be a regular in China, too. Carrick and Ander Herrera have chances to capitalise on his midfield competitors’ belated breaks to establish himself at the base of Mourinho’s midfield and Memphis, who has shown impressive intent with his numerous fitness videos online, will not have Anthony Martial in his way.

Marcus Rashford, one of the few English lions who did not resemble lambs in Nice, might initially have to adjust to the comfort of the substitutes’ bench with Ibrahimovic arriving.

The Swede turns 35 in October, though, so Rashford should be far from peripheral in Beijing and Shanghai – or next season – but James Wilson could be marginalised and Will Keane, recovering from groin surgery, is unlikely to figure in Mourinho’s plans.

How United could line up in China

Manchester United Pre-season Tour Could Salvage Players' Careers

Mourinho’s possible United squad for pre-season:

Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Johnstone

Defenders: Valencia, Fosu-Mensah, Varela, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Bailly, Shaw, Borthwick-Jackson, Rojo

Midfielders: Carrick, Herrera, Rooney, McNair, Mata, Lingard, Young

Forwards: Mkhitaryan, Memphis, Januzaj, Rashford, Ibrahimovic

United’s pre-season schedule

July 22: United vs Dortmund, Shanghai

July 25: United vs City, Beijing

July 30: United vs Galatasaray, Gothenburg

August 3: United vs Everton, Old Trafford

August 7: United vs Leicester, Wembley


  1. ^ Louis van Gaal (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  2. ^ Jose Mourinho (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  3. ^ Mourinho said (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)
  4. ^ Manchester United (www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk)

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