Touching moment paramedics fulfill a patient’s dying wish by wheeling them in a stretcher out to a lookout point – and it’s not the first time the service has been so kind
- Moving photo shows the woman, still in her hospital bed, enjoying the view
- The photo has received hundreds of comments from grateful Australians
- It’s not the first time QLD paramedics have granted a patient their dying wish
- In 2017, paramedics took palliative care patient to lookout point at Hervey Beach
Two paramedics have been commended for their heartwarming act of kindness, when they transported a patient down to the ocean so they could enjoy the view.
Local man Neil King was at the Cleveland Point Lighthouse, south-east of Brisbane, when he saw the paramedics wheeling the patient to the waters edge.
Mr King praised the Queensland Ambulance Service for their compassion in a Facebook post on Saturday.
Two paramedics (pictured) from the Queensland Ambulance Service have been praised for their compassion for granting a patients request wish to see the ocean
The photo of the two paramedics standing on either side of the patient’s hospital bed has been shared nearly 800 times, and received 17,000 likes and 500 comments.
‘So grateful to our front line workers serving so kindly’, Mr King captioned the photo.
‘The gesture was amazing but the kind words and lovely conversation they shared even more so.
‘Thank you Queensland Ambulance Service you are amazing’.
Local man Neil King posted a touching tribute (pictured) to the paramedics on Facebook
Facebook users flooded the comments with messages of appreciation for the paramedics, one user sharing they had ‘goosebumps at such a beautiful photo’.
Others said it had restored their faith in humanity after a tough year.
‘Not all superheroes wear capes’, one comment read.
‘Last visit to the ocean, I’d say. Beautiful souls for allowing this wish to come true’, another commented.
Mr King was at the Cleveland Point lighthouse when he saw the patient being wheeled down to a lookout point by two paramedics
The Queensland Ambulance Service re-posted the photo on their Facebook page with the caption, ‘Some words of gratitude regarding a beautiful simple gesture by our amazing staff worth sharing’.
A spokeswoman from the Queensland Ambulance Service told Daily Mail Australia ‘it was a wonderful moment for a member of the public to capture’, but couldn’t provide further comment due to patient confidentiality.
And it’s not the first time that Queensland paramedics have granted a patients dying wish.
Two paramedics, Graeme and Danielle, took a patient down to the beach at Hervey Bay, a coastal town in Queensland in November of 2017.
Queensland paramedic Graeme (pictured) and his colleague Danielle took a patient to see the ocean at Hervey Bay in 2017 after she expressed it was her dying wish
Hervey Bay Officer in Charge Helen Donaldson said the woman’s dying wish was to visit the beach again.
‘A crew were transporting a patient to the palliative care unit of the local hospital and the patient expressed that she just wished she could be at the beach again,’ she said.
‘Above and beyond, the crew took a small diversion to the awesome beach at Hervey Bay to give the patient this opportunity.
‘Tears were shed and the patient felt very happy.
‘Sometimes it is not the drugs, training, skills, sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference.’
Officer in charge Helen Donaldson thanked paramedics Graeme and Danielle for their ‘great work’ when the pair took a patient to see the ocean before she went into pallative care
A spokesman from the Queensland Ambulance Service Michael Augustus told Daily Mail Australia in 2017 that the service was ‘blown away by the response’.
‘It’s so lovely that a really simple act of kindness, something that the paramedics just did, made this lady’s day,’ Mr Augustus said.
‘It cost them nothing but five minutes of their time.
‘These paramedics certainly deserve some recognition, but we’ve just been gobsmacked by the support.’