Off Duty nurse saves injured woman’s life

Jayne Craig presented with her award by Tony Halsall, Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
Jayne Craig presented with her award by Tony Halsall, Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

A BRA, a belt and some quick thinking on the part of an off duty nurse saved the life of a motorcyclist critically injured in an accident.

Jayne Craig, who works at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, was travelling home from visiting relatives in London when she found herself at the crash scene on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border.

The female motorcyclist was lying at the side of the road and bleeding heavily.

Mrs Craig, 46, said: “My husband was driving and I was just dozing off in the car when the traffic started slowing.

“I got out and along with two district nurses and a passing motorist we had to work to stabilise her.

“We knew the patient’s radial pulse was getting fainter and as soon as I saw the extent of the injuries, I just shouted out for the easiest items I could think of for making a tourniquet.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (10-11-11) for full story.