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Bill was just two weeks into his retirement when he suffered a stroke – what happened next saved his life

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Bill was just two weeks into his retirement, enjoying his new life, when he suffered a stroke.

He was getting dressed one morning, and then all of a sudden, he couldn’t see, he couldn’t feel his right arm, and he felt really strange – the classic signs of stroke.

Bill’s wife, Sharon knew something terrible was wrong so she called an ambulance.

Without urgent treatment, Bill would have had permanent brain damage – which is why the ambulance brought him straight to the Emergency Department.

Bill was assessed by our emergency care team as soon as he arrived. They quickly worked out he’d suffered a stroke and gave him the right medicine, fast.

With a stroke, every minute counts – minutes can mean the difference between a full recovery and permanent brain damage. That’s why it’s so important that our local hospital is equipped with the latest technology so our doctors can act fast in an emergency.

Patients like Bill rely on us to have the very latest equipment to save lives.

Your donation today can help us buy more special equipment like a defibrillator or a portable ultrasound machine – which our doctors and nurses need to act fast in an emergency.

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In an emergency, time is of the essence – and patients like Bill need your support today.

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