QUICK treatment from doctors saved Jean Davies’ life and now the grateful patient has said thank you with a huge £1000 donation to Solihull Hospital.
The Hockley Heath resident handed over the funds to the medical assessment unit at the Lode Lane hospital after collapsing at her home with a severe stroke.
There, medics administered a new clot buster drug - r-tpa or recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, to the retired Cadbury’s employee which is only given in severe cases.
Thankfully Mrs Davies who lives in Lyndhurst Drive, made a full recovery and left hospital after only six days.
Consultant Dr Khaled Elfandi said: “The drug is not for everyone and we have our own risk assessment in place. In weak cases of a stroke the drug can do more harm than good, neither is it recommendable for very severe strokes. Time is of the essence as well, as it can only be administered up to three hours after the stroke happens.”
Mrs Davies, who is 67, was so pleased with her treatment that she raised the £1000 through sales at her local church, coffee mornings and raffles.
“When I came out of hospital I heard how expensive the drug was, so I decided to pay some of it back,” she said.