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Lesley Brannigan and Grace Walker

On the 7th February the two members  Morriston Hospital  staff were on their way to the car park to make their way home from work.  They came across a young lady who was threatening to jump off the multi-storey car park.

This young lady had previously been an inpatient at the hospital that day but had discharged herself against hospital advice. She had also been deemed not at risk from her mental health by a consultant that day.

However during the afternoon this vulnerable young later positioned herself on the edge of the wall at the top of the multi-storey car park and threatened throw herself off.

These two ladies just happened to be passing but they showed great compassionate and concern and stayed at this young girls side.  Police, ambulance and fire brigades arrived, road closed people diverted for a number of hours but during this time these two ladies stayed with the young girl talking to her to try and keep her calm. It was a very very cold day and the two members of staff did not falter from this girl’s side.

They assisted in eventually getting this vulnerable young lady to move her legs back over the ledge into a safer position from which point she was taken care of by police and a senior matron of the hospital.

I feel that the two members of staff went over and above their line of duty after all they were off duty at the time on their way home. They undoubtedly had the compassionate and empathy that allowed them to keep the young lady calm and ultimately safe.

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