In this film, Andrew recounts what happened when his father had his OHCA. His father became unwell at night, while in his bed. Initially, Andrew’s mum thought he was having problems because of his diabetes but, once she realised that he had stopped breathing, she phoned emergency services and started CPR. Andrew found out what had happened when he was phoned at home. He was very shocked because, although his father had previously had a heart attack and had diabetes, he had been quite healthy and fit. Andrew rushed to the local hospital to be with his father. Due to his condition, his father was transferred to the nearest specialist heart centre, in Glasgow. Andrew’s mum blames herself for not starting resuscitation earlier but Andrew is grateful for what she did, as it gave him a chance to say good-bye to his father while he was still alive.
This website provides support and information for those who have experienced an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), their families and those who have been bereaved by OHCA.
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