Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

How Caitlin Called in the Professionals to Help Her Mum

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

How Caitlin Called in the Professionals to Help Her Mum

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Operator: It's a child on the phone, says her mummy is lying on the floor and her eyes are closed.

Ambulance Control: Hello? First of all, can I just get the address where you are?

Caitlin: Jakes Terrace.

AC: Is that in Chester le Street?

C: Yes

AC: Is your mother not responding at all. Is she not talking to you?

C: No

AC: Are there any other adults in the house?

C: We were trying to go to work.

AC: Right, so you're just there with your mam?

C: There's nobody in here, just me and my mammy.

AC: And you can't wake her up?

C: No

AC: I'm going to send an ambulance straight out, but have you tried shaking her?

C: Yes

AC: And she's not waking up is she?

C: No

AC: Okay. One thing you could do, can you just open the windows near to where she is? …

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