Emergency Hero of the Year: Sharon McHenry

SHARON MCHENRY has been nominated for the MSG-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award for ‘her skill, knowledge and persistence whilst performing CPR’.

SHARON MCHENRY has been nominated for the MSG-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award for ‘her skill, knowledge and persistence whilst performing CPR’.

When her colleague Helen Ridley began having a brain aneurysm at work last November, Sharon and several other colleagues stepped in to look after Helen while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. 

On two occasions, Helen stopped breathing. Sharon therefore administered mouth to mouth and then full CPR, successfully managing to restart Helen’s heart and breathing.

Sharon said: ‘In the moment I didn’t think, I just acted. To be honest we really thought she wasn’t going to make it.’

Helen was transferred to the UK for emergency brain surgery followed by months of recovery over here in Guernsey.

Sharon added: ‘I would say we are a close-knit firm. There is a good vibe of compassion. Helen is such a strong lady.’

Helen said: ‘It is safe to say without these incredible people I wouldn’t be here today. I owe them my life. I just hope this nomination goes a little towards saying thank you and showing them just how indebted I am to them.’

Helen is now back at work as a receptionist for Saffery Champness.

Other Finalists

Emergency Hero of the Year: Kadie Ormrod

Kadie Ormrod has been nominated for the MSG-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award for her hard work and dedication.

Emergency Hero of the Year: Mandy Hallett

MANDY HALLETT has been nominated for the Medical Specialist Group-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award for her ‘fast thinking, compassion and continued monitoring’ when her colleague Helen Ridley began having a brain aneurysm at work.

Emergency Hero of the Year: Mark Latter

‘HEROISM and commitment to his role on Herm Island’ are the reasons Mark Latter has been nominated for the Medical Specialist Group-backed Emergency Hero of the Year award.

Emergency Hero of the Year: Ronny Hallett

RONNY HALLETT, 17, has been nominated for the MSG-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award for performing the Heimlich manoeuvre on his mother, Mandy.

Emergency Hero: Jordan Bougourd

JORDAN BOUGOURD has been nominated for the MSG-sponsored Emergency Hero of the Year award for his ‘care and thoughtfulness’ during an emergency.

Emergency Hero: Kings Premier Health Club team

THREE people at Kings Premier Health Club have been nominated for the Emergency Hero of the Year award, sponsored by MSG.

Emergency Hero: PEH Emergency Department

ALL STAFF at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital Emergency Department have been nominated for the Emergency Hero of the Year Award, sponsored by the Medical Specialist Group.