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Palliative Patient moved to tears after paramedics grant wish to see the ocean again



(CBS 12) — While an ambulance crew was transporting a patient to the palliative care unit of an Australian hospital, the patient told them she wished she could be at a beach again.

The Queensland-based crew then decided to take a little detour to the nearby beach of Hervey Bay.

The story was shared in a post on the ambulance service’s Facebook page.

“Tears were shed and the patient felt very happy,” read the post.

They shared a photo of the patient sitting oceanside on a hospital bed with a paramedic by her side.

The wish was fulfilled.

“Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills,” read the post, “sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!”

As of print time, the post had been shared over 16,500 times.

“Beautiful!” commented Catherine Grutt on the original Queensland Ambulance Service post.

“That’s our guys, they are beautiful people,” commented Kaz Borg.

Queensland Ambulance Service

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