Mansfield nurse 'an angel'
An off-duty nurse has become a local hero after jumping into action during her recent shopping trip.
Leah Hall, 32, is a community nurse and was queuing outside Morrisons at Mansfield Woodhouse when 77-year-old Geoffrey Brewster collapsed suddenly in the car park.
Leah abruptly left the long queue and raced to help.
Tracy Campbell witnessed the drama unfold and posted the story online, which has since been seen by 70,000 people: “She ran all the way back around the queue through the car park to attend to him.
“She gave him a mask to keep him safe, cleaned up his face and hands and put plasters on him.
“A hero in every sense of the word.”
Leah explained: “I saw him fall to the floor and ran straight to him.
“Luckily I had some PPE in my car, so I gave him a mask for his protection just as he was regaining consciousness.
“The first aid person from Morrisons came to assist me and we assessed him, cleaned him up and made sure he was comfortable.
“He was really shaken up and couldn’t remember what had happened to him.”
Geoffrey is now recovering at home, and wanted to tell us how Leah went even further than just tending to him at the scene:
“She was brilliant. She made sure I got home OK, ensured I was comfortable and made me a cup of tea.
“I hadn’t managed to do my shopping before I fell, so she even went back to Morrisons with my shopping list, to make sure I had everything I needed.
“She’s an angel.”
Morrisons then delivered Geoffrey’s shopping to him later that afternoon to ensure he had everything he needed.
Leah has been keeping in contact with Geoffrey since the accident, and rings him each morning to make sure he is safe and well:
“He is back out and about, being Mr Independent.”
He has since resumed his weekly shopping trips and is feeling well, if a little bruised.