Caring deeds save woman

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton resident Lesley Rouvray and City of Busselton Rangers David Boardman and Toni O'Connor went above and beyond in Nesta's time of need.
Camera IconBusselton resident Lesley Rouvray and City of Busselton Rangers David Boardman and Toni O'Connor went above and beyond in Nesta's time of need. Credit: Catherine Massey

Quick thinking actions of a Busselton resident have saved the life of 68-year-old Nesta Marsh when she collapsed at Lou Weston Oval last month suffering a brain haemorrhage.

On June 15, Ms Marsh was walking her dog Bruce when Lesley Rouvray witnessed her fall and phoned an ambulance.

Ms Rouvray said she stopped to have a chat with Ms Marsh on her walk when she realised she wasn’t being very responsive and felt concerned for her welfare.

“After my walk I sat in my car for a while and watched Nesta sit on the bench before she fell off,” Ms Rouvray said.

“Everything went straight out of my mind, I kept dialling the wrong number for an ambulance, I was very panicked.”

Around 8pm The Royal Flying Doctor Service flew Ms Marsh from Busselton Health Campus to Royal Perth Hospital.

Nesta is recovering well with regular visits from her son Justin.
Camera IconNesta is recovering well with regular visits from her son Justin. Credit: Supplied

The following day Lisa Horton, Ms Marsh’s daughter-in-law, was contacted by Busselton Health Campus with the keys to Ms Marsh’s car left at Lou Weston Oval.

Mrs Horton said Busselton Ranger and Emergency Services organised a meeting where they decided to collect Ms Marsh’s keys from the hospital and drove her car home where they ensured her property was secure.

“The assistance of the Busselton Hospital and the Busselton Ranger services went above and beyond,” she said.

“Thank you Toni and David from Ranger services for helping us from Perth and also continuing to check on Nesta’s progress. What lovely people you are.”

Mrs Horton said her family would also like to thank Busselton Hospital staff, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Busselton Vet Hospital who provided immense support in their time of need.

Ms Marsh is reported to have been in a critical condition but is now recovering.

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