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Stay With Us – Jasmine’s Story

Niky's life was turned upside down on the morning of 31st October 2019, as any parents’ worst nightmare became a reality. Her four-year-old daughter, Jasmine, had stopped breathing – she was unconscious suffering a respiratory arrest and in need of emergency care, fast.

GWAAC’s Critical Care Team were dispatched to the incident in Gloucestershire with Critical Care Doctor and Senior Consultant, Scott, Critical Care Doctor, Andrew, and Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care, Jack, arriving on scene in less than 20 minutes.

Jasmine was very unwell – she had stopped breathing and needed an emergency anaesthesia – an intervention that our specialist crew can deliver on scene. They put Jasmine into an induced coma, taking over her breathing and preventing any further complications, before airlifting her to Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital.


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In 2021 we responded to more incidents involving children than ever before.

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