FOUR SCHOOLCHILDREN and a policeman have taken care of the elderly to a new level.
They assisted an elderly man who collapsed and temporarily lost consciousness while waiting at a bus stop around 8:25 a.m. in Wildey, St Michael, yesterday.
A medical source told the DAILY NATION their actions were critical. He said had the senior citizen fallen and struck his head on the concrete, he would have been in more serious condition than he is. The source added that the quick action in calling an ambulance to hurriedly get paramedics on the scene also would have made a positive difference.
The man, 71-year-old Lionel Waithe, of Lead Vale, Christ Church, is now a patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) having been admitted yesterday evening for further tests. His condition was not disclosed.