Plumber Praised for Saving a Life in White City

Patrick Oakley acted quickly when Batman Close resident taken ill

Hero plumber Patrick Oakley
Hero plumber Patrick Oakley

A plumber working in White City has been praised for saving a man’s life after his prompt action.

Patrick Oakley, who works for Morgan Sindall Property Services the firm which handles Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s repairs, was called to a report of a leak at a property on Batman Close last month.

He was talking to a resident after having made his assessment of the situation and explaining what work needed to be done when the man started to say he felt very unwell.

Patrick immediately suspected that the cause might be a heart attack and, without any hesitation, called for an ambulance while asking the man to sit down and making him as possible until paramedics arrived.

After being treated and discharged from A&E, the man is extremely grateful and believes Patrick saved his life that night. In the meantime, Patrick has fixed the leak.

“I am pleased I was there and able to help the resident when they were not feeling very well,” Patrick said. “Now more than ever, it’s important to look out for each other.”

The man is making a speedy recovery.

Gary McFarlane, partnership director of Morgan Sindall Property Services, said, “We are extremely proud of Patrick. His quick thinking and compassion for the resident resulted in saving his life. He went above and beyond for the resident and for that we’re very grateful.”

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March 15, 2021