A home care worker turned hero recently when she saved the life of a client during a care visit.
Donna Chidgey, who works as a Team Leader for Hampshire home care specialists Whispers Care Solutions, visited the home of a regular service user in Fareham to find her unresponsive.
Donna called 999 to raise the alarm, and was then able to administer CPR for several minutes until paramedics arrived on scene. The client is now stable in hospital and is hopeful of a speedy recovery.
Claire Scott, Whisper’s Responsible Person, praised Donna for her quick thinking and professionalism: “Donna has years of care experience and was able to deal with this incident fantastically well, and we are all so proud of her. There is no doubt that without her intervention the client would not be with us today. Our care staff all receive first-class training and support, and are able to cope extremely well in serious situations where others would struggle.”