Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Cumbrian nurse helped unconscious man on way to her disciplinary tribunal

A nurse, cleared of misconduct, has been thanked for helping to deal with an unconscious man – on the way to her disciplinary tribunal in London.

Melanie Riley, a medic for 20 years, said it was an automatic response to help.

The man had lapsed into an unconscious state on the train after leaving Lancaster and Miss Riley, 48, said she quickly realised he needed an ambulance.

She said: “I heard this fracas and concluded a man people were trying to rouse was actually unconscious.

“They were going to get him a wheelchair at the next station but I advised to get an ambulance there as his breathing was not right.”

Virgin Trains sent a letter of thanks, flowers and chocolates to her home.

The Barrow, Ulverston and Millom children’s nurse was cleared of giving wrong advice about paracatemol to the parents of a newborn baby.

Nursing and Midwifery Council found it was a genuine mistake and Miss Riley was told last week that she can return to work.


News & Star What's On search


Should people who call on mountain rescue teams unnecessarily be charged and/or asked to make a donation?

Yes. A donation is the least they should offer

No. But people who don't know how to identify an emergency should be deterred from roaming the fells

Nobody can budget for panic, fear and lack of consideration

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: