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A special thank you for specials

South Wales Police special constables have volunteered over 10,000 hours since lockdown, the force says.

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South Wales Police pay their respects

South Wales Police officers pause to remember the coronavirus victims who have served their communities.

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Officers praised for 'saving bus driver's life' while on patrol

Police officers have been praised for helping a bus driver having a heart attack while on patrol in Barry.

The bus driver, 51, from Bridgend, had pulled over complaining of chest pains, South Wales Police said.

PC Westall, PC Roberts and PC Frost, helped the man out of the bus on Porthkerry Road, but he collapsed, and the officers used a defibrillator stored outside the police station to revive him.

When paramedics arrived they confirmed he was having a heart attack, and said the officers had saved his life, following the incident on Friday 3 April, the force said.

The bus driver was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he underwent surgery.

Ch Insp Tony Williams praised the three officers, saying: "Despite the current climate, our officers remain on the front line, responding to spontaneous incidents, serving communities and doing their very best to keep everyone safe."

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Surgery's 'do not resuscitate' letter 'shameful'

A letter sent to patients with life-limiting illnesses asking them to complete a "do not resuscitate" form was "shameful and unacceptable", the older people's commissioner for Wales has said.

A letter from Llynfi Surgery, Maesteg, asks people to sign to ensure emergency services would not be called if their condition worsened due to coronavirus.

The surgery has now apologised after a public backlash.

Heléna Herklots said: “Many of those who will have received the letter will no doubt have been left feeling worthless, that their lives do not matter and will have felt significant pressure to sign a DNACPR form.

"This is shameful and unacceptable.

“Whilst difficult and painful decisions will need to be made in the weeks ahead, these must be taken on a case-by-case basis," she added.

Heléna Herklots
Carers UK