Sleeping bag thaws out hypothermic patient


On arrival at CWW, Westminster, we came across a man who had been discharged from hospital the night before. During the night, temperatures had plummeted to well below zero and he was wearing just a lightweight jacket and was shaking so much with cold that he couldn’t even grip a cup of tea. Immediately, he was zipped into an AUOS sleeping bag and a warm hat was pulled over his head. It took an hour to warm him up, but by the end of the service he was able to enjoy a cup of tea and some hot porridge. Until this man can find shelter, at least he will be warm and dry at night in his new sleeping bag.

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