Unselfish acts of off-duty nurses provide true inspiration

2017-05-17 06:00

Nokuzola Radebe, Kimberley:

A man identified as David Mampe was knocked down by a car in Du Toitspan Road while he was walking with his girlfriend on Saturday, 6 May, at around 21:20.

The person that had knocked him down then drove off without stopping. A few moments later two nurses, sprinting from an apartment building next to the road, emerged on the scene and performed CPR on the unconscious man.

The ambulance, which was called by other witnesses, eventually arrived on the scene and took Mampe, who had been stabilised by then, to the hospital.

Mampe had sustained minor head injuries and was discharged from hospital on Monday afternoon.

He is due for a check-up in a few weeks.

We do not know how the situation might have turned out, had the nurses, Gail Geswindt and Faroline Malgas, not arrived on the scene as quickly as they did.

We commend them for responding to the call of duty even in their private time.

Their actions were a display of passion for their work and immense bravery, which is truly inspiring.

We can only imagine their commitment at work if they respond so promptly off-duty. Well done!

This is a story of true heroism.

Mediclinic should be proud to have such dedicated staff on their team.

This story is worth sharing with Kimberley as a source of inspiration and an indication that our city is not lost.

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