Paramedics praised over 'simple' gesture for sick patient

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Queensland Ambulance paramedics are being showered with praise over a “simple” act of kindness for a patient.

Neil King was at the Cleveland Lighthouse, south of Brisbane, on Saturday when he noticed two paramedics with a patient in tow on a stretcher staring out at the sea.

Mr King shared a photo of the trio on Facebook.

“So grateful to our frontline workers serving so kindly,” he wrote.

“The gesture was amazing but the kind words and lovely conversation they shared even more so.”

Two Queensland Ambulance paramedics stand with a patient on a stretcher at the Cleveland Lighthouse.
Two Queensland Ambulance paramedics are being praised for taking this patient to the Cleveland Lighthouse. Source: Facebook/Neil King

Queensland Ambulance also shared Mr King’s post and said: “Some words of gratitude regarding a beautiful simple gesture by our amazing staff worth sharing.”

‘Amazing’ paramedics lauded for being kind

People praised the paramedics on Facebook for the touching act.

“Thank you for your caring and kind acts. They mean so much to the people you take to see the places they love,” one woman wrote.

Others called them “amazing”.

“It doesn’t take much to bring joy to others by the little things we do,” another woman wrote.

“So grateful there are amazing, caring and thoughtful people all around.”

‘Caring’ act follows launch of Wish ambulance

Queensland Ambulance Service teamed up last year with the state government to launch a Wish ambulance.

It will be used to take Queenslanders who need constant care on important journeys before they die, perhaps to the beach, or to see their grandkids, or to the place where they got married.

The service was inspired by the regular acts of kindness Queensland paramedics perform, including the touching story of Graeme Cooper and Danielle Kellan who went out of their way to grant a woman's dying wish in 2017.

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