Actions of SAS crew "saved my life"

Scott Wilson

A Glasgow man has thanked the ambulance crew who saved his life after he had a “large heart attack”.

Scott Wilson, 56, said there was “faultless execution” by the staff who attended to him following the incident on Sunday, September 26, at 12:17am, with the crew arriving within five minutes.

Now back home recovering, Scott, who volunteers with LIFESAVERS SCOTLAND, a Lanarkshire based Blood Group, has extended his thanks to Paul Stewart, Paramedic, and Jacquelyn Donald, Technician, based out of Glasgow South Station.

Scott said: “I had a large heart attack that would have killed most people - and your crew knew it.

“I cannot put into words my gratitude for their dedication and faultless execution of getting me diagnosed on my floor. Their actions saved my life.”

After the crew arrived, they quickly transported him to Golden Jubilee Hospital. While enroute to hospital, one of the crew liaised with the hospital to ensure they were prepped ahead of his arrival.

He added: “In this case, they didn’t just get me there, they held my life in their hands as if it were their own.

“This was as high pressure as it gets for them both and they were calm under pressure, made the decisions and worked as a team to get me there alive.”

Scott said he was recovering well at home now and said he was grateful for the crew handing his “life back to me”.


He added: “All my doctors commented that people normally don’t survive such a big attack. The reason I did, was your crew, nothing else.”

Posted on 03/12/2021