Two workers at a Leeds care home have been praised after saving the life of a passerby.
Maintenance worker Robert Bodally and estates supervisor Jason Henderson had to think fast when they spotted a passerby choking while they were carrying out maintenance duties at Springfield Healthcare’s Seacroft Green Care Centre in Leeds this month.
Graeme Lee Group CEO said: “I couldn’t be prouder of these two gentleman who were in absolutely the right place at the right time.”
The pair ran to the aid of the elderly gentleman after he was spotted by Bob while he was carrying out maintenance duties. They then carried out the Heimlich manoeuvre to prevent the man from choking.
Jason said: “Bob’s reactions were like lightning – I’ve never seen anyone move so fast! So happy we could help the guy.”
A Springfield Healthcare spokesperson said: “We are so proud of their actions, they represent everything that is amazing about Springfield Healthcare and helping others – including their modesty!
“Jason was heard giving all the credit to Bob but we are reliably informed that it was a team effort. So thank you both for what you did!”
The pair were personally thanked by Graeme who also presented them with a certificate and an engraved crystal heart to recognise their bravery and good deed.