Paramedics take patient to beach for final time before trip to palliative care
In a Facebook post, the Queensland Ambulance Service shared the story of a patient who hoped to see the beach one last time — that wish was granted.
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"She just wished she could be at the beach again."
Those hopeful words hit home for two paramedics of the Queensland Ambulance Service, moments before they were to transport a patient to a palliative care unit.
The paramdeics, Danielle and Graham, decided a "short diversion" was in order before dropping the patient off at a local hospital.
The destination was Hervey Bay — a beach close to Fraser Island known for its whale-watching.
"All you need is empathy to make a difference," the Facebook post from QAS read.
The photo of a paramedic and patient perched above the ocean captured the beautiful moment perfectly.
"Tears were shed and the patient felt very happy."