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Restaurant manager praised

Press release - 14 July 2010

A Canterbury restaurant manager has been praised for his actions by a South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust clinician.

The duty manager of Wagamamma in Long Market, Canterbury, Gavin Neaves was commended after he helped Canterbury paramedic, Sam Miller, as she treated an elderly lady.

The 75-year-old woman suffered a fall outside the restaurant and sustained a significant head injury at midday on Thursday, 8 July.

Sam Miller, who was the first clinician on scene, said: “Gavin really went above and beyond the call of duty.

“This lady had quite a significant head injury and had lost quite a bit of blood.  Gavin could not do more to help.

“He not only supported me while I dressed the lady’s head wound, but did all he could to make her as comfortable as possible until the ambulance arrived.”

Following the ambulance’s arrival, the lady was taken to the William Harvey Hospital where she received further treatment for her head injury.

Gavin said: “We are all first aid trained here at the restaurant so I was only too happy to help.  The ambulance service do such a fantastic job helping us, it was good to be able to do my bit for them.”

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