Glimpse of brilliance or ‘GoB’, is a simple but effective concept – it’s about building on the good things.

We know that staff are achieving fantastic things every day despite the challenges so let’s shout about it!

Every week, we share a ‘Glimpse of brilliance’ both internally and on social media.

A colleague at WCH nominated Elaine Heron, community midwife team leader for this week’s glimpse of brilliance.

Elaine was in attendance at the Workington Reds away game vs Matlock Town on Saturday 21st January, when suddenly a fellow supporter became ill. Elaine and a retired GP who was also in attendance started giving the gentleman mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR until the paramedics and ambulance crew arrived.

A Matlock Town spokesman said: “I don’t think there’s any doubt that they saved the man’s life. He came round and was talking to the paramedics when they took him away in the ambulance but the initial work which saved him had been done by the two Workington supporters.”

You can read more on the this story at http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Workington-Reds-fans-hailed-lifesavers-after-man-collapses-at-match-cfd58a69-60fa-4df1-ab53-388aea2a2dc5-ds

North Cumbria University Hospitals
We are the secondary care provider of acute hospital services in north Cumbria and our services are based at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. We also have a birthing centre at Penrith Community Hospital.

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