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Paramedics Go Above And Beyond To Grant Gold Coast Man's Final Wish

"He had a big smile on his face"

Paramedics Go Above And Beyond To Grant Gold Coast Man's Final Wish

A heartwarming story from Queensland Ambulance, with a couple of Gold Coast paramedics going above and beyond to help a dying man.

Ron McCartney was being taken to palliative care at Robina Hospital last week, and upon hearing he hadn't eaten in two weeks, paramedics Kate Hanafy and Hanna Hoswell asked him if he could eat anything, "what would it be?".

Ron told them he was craving a caramel sundae, and wife Sharon said the caring ambulance officers made his wish come true, pulling into McDonalds to grab him the treat.


"They said well I'll ring the boss and see if we can get you one on our way. So they did that and put a smile on his face," she said.

Ms Hanafy said the 72-year-old was rapt.

"He was getting it all over his face, getting it all over his shirt, big smile on his face, and his wife was tearing up because she was just pleased to see him eating".


Daughter Danielle Smith took to Facebook to thank the paramedics.

"Thank you so very much to Hannah and Kate, Dad enjoyed this so much and was the last thing he was able to eat by himself," she wrote.

"Mum and I cannot thank QAS enough for all the help and compassion you have all given towards us each time we have had to call you".

Ms Smith confirmed her dad passed away on Saturday morning.