Paramedics Grant Dying Patient Final Wish
Two Queensland paramedics have gone above and beyond the call of duty, granting a final wish to a dying man.
In a dying man's time of need, Kate Hanafy and Hanna Hoswell made a dying man's "final journey" a little less painful.
The act of kindness has gone viral, after the Queesland Ambulance Service posted the story on Facebook.
Last week, paramedics Hanafy and Hoswell transported Ron McCartney from his Gold Coast home to palliative care.
Hanafy and Hoswell were worried about McCartney while they assessed him, and saw him to be low on energy.
His wife Sharon mentioned he had barely eaten anything in the past two days. When asked what one thing he would eat, McCartney told them in it would be a caramel sundae.
On his journey to hospital, the paramedics fulfilled his final craving, and McCartney had his favourite caramel sundae one last time.
"You couldn't wipe the smile of his face, he was ecstatic," Hanafy told The Project on Wednesday night.
"He inhaled it."
Granting a dying patient's final wish is an important part of their job Hoswell said.
"At the end of the day, we have a really large toolbox to help patients in their time of need, and often we are able to use those things," she said.
"But sometimes there's nothing left in our toolbox that we can use for them, and that's when it become really important to make their day, or make them smile."
Sadly he died on Saturday, but Sharon McCartney reached out to the QAS to thank them for their kind gesture.
"A message to QAS to say thank you for all that they do," she told media on Wednesday.
"They made his last day memorable."
Feature Image: The Project/ Queensland Ambulance Service