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Two UHNM physiotherapists awarded for their heroic actions

Two physiotherapists from University Hospitals of North Midlands, which runs Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford, have been acknowledged for their heroic actions after helping a member of the public in distress.

Alex Fitzmaurice-James and Jodie Wild were both traveling home after a day at work when Jodie, who was driving, noticed a man on a bridge by the Clinical Education Centre which is based on the Royal Stoke site. Jodie remembered Alex was walking home and called him to raise the alarm.

Working together they both went above and beyond to stop the man who wanted to jump from the bridge. With Jodie on the phone, Alex was successful in diffusing the situation and was able to assist with care before services attended the scene.

Alex and Jodie were both awarded Employee of the Month for their teamwork, bravery and compassion.  

Ro Vaughan, Chief People Officer said: "I am delighted to present the Employee of the Month Award to you both today in recognition for your actions. You both showed compassion and bravery and helped a person in need which is just fantastic. Congratulations."