COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Denia hospital blood dialysis head recognised for life-saving action

heart stopped beating. CREDIT: CREDIT: Departamento de Salud Denia

LIFE-SAVING action has earned Denia hospital blood dialysis unit supervisor Alicia Rodriguez official recognition from the local council for service to the community.

Alicia managed to resuscitate a person who collapsed in Calle Via in Denia town when their heart stopped beating. She applied cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for several minutes until the heart started beating again and until a Local Police unit got there with a defibrillator.

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Shortly afterwards an ambulance team arrived and stabilised the patient before transferring them to Denia hospital’s intensive care unit, and where they made a full recovery.

The blood dialysis unit supervisor received the council recognition from Citizen Protection, Equality and Diversity councillor Javier Scotto di Tella at a recent act held at the Denia social centre, alongside the young Senegalese Gorgui Lamine Sow who rescued a disabled man from a house fire.

Alicia praised Denia council for equipping all police units with a defibrillator, commenting, “they can save many lives.”


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