Theatre Nurse Sue Heywood from Eastbourne DGH won a staff monthly award for her heroics in giving CPR to a man who collapsed in Princes Park boating lake. Sue was presented with a certificate by Trust Chairman Stuart Welling who praised her for her efforts.
In early April Sue came across a man who had collapsed in the boating lake while retrieving his boat.
When he had been dragged out the water Sue performed CPR for 14 minutes until an ambulance crew arrived. Christine Treacher, who works with Sue, said, “Sue had recently not been well and was still not 100 per cent herself and ended up very wet, cold and exhausted. Sue felt anyone would have done the same however I am sure some people would have walked on by.” See page 20.