A little boy is recovering at home after twice collapsing.

But Danyaal Ullah, six, and his family know how big a debt they owe to an off-duty nurse and ambulance paramedics who rushed to help him.

Danyaal collapsed in Greenhead Park after suffering an apparent seizure while visiting a funfair with his granddad.

He apparently stopped breathing and did so again when in an ambulance heading to hospital.

But Heather Rhodes rushed to help and stayed with the boy until the ambulance arrived.

Paediatric nurse Heather Rhodes - praised for saving collapsed boy

Heather is a paediatric nurse who lives in Copley, Halifax. She tended to him in the park and then cared for him later at Calderdale Royal Hospital as she was on nights.

She said: “ I didn’t think I did a lot. I was just leaving the park and saw a little boy on the floor. Obviously I am a children’s nurse so I went across.

“I sat with them and stayed with them until the ambulance arrived and kept reassuring his granddad and kept on eye on his pulse. I was on nights and met up with them and cared for him again in hospital.

“ I just happened to be in the right place and the right time.”

Rashid Ullah of Edgerton praises NHS after 6 yr old grandson Danyaal collapsed in Greenhead Park and was rushed to Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Doctors are still carrying out tests on Danyaal, who is back at home in Edgerton after spending several days in Calderdale Royal Hospital.

But grandad Rashid, of Mountjoy Road, said: “My family and I would like to thank the nurse, the NHS staff and all concerned who helped my grandson.”

Mr Ullah said he had taken Danyaal to the park on June 3 to vsiit the holiday funfair.

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“Shockingly he collapsed with what turned out to be a life threatening situation where he was not breathing.

“He was on the floor and I ran around shouting for help but people didn’t seem to understand what was happening.

Rashid Ullah of Edgerton praises NHS after 6 yr old grandson Danyaal collapsed in Greenhead Park and was rushed to Calderdale Royal Hospital.

“Miraculously while we were waiting for the ambulance and paramedics we were helped by an off-duty nurse who was also visiting the park.

“I learned later she was Heather, to whom my family is extremely thankful. She stayed with us and helped my grandson as best she could medically until the ambulance arrived.

“At one point he was not breathing but she did all she could. He stopped breathing again when he was in the ambulance but the paramedics were there.

“My grandson was rushed to Calderdale in Halifax and not Huddersfield Royal Infirmary by the excellent paramedics and he has made a recovery.

6 yr old Danyaal Ullah who collapsed in Greenhead Park and was rushed to Calderdale Royal Hospital.

“We are still waiting for more tests but my family and I would like to thank the NHS staff and all concerned who helped my grandson. We are eternally grateful for your kindness.

“Our NHS is truly the best in the world and we are very fortunate to have the best medical care in the world without a doubt. The Calderdale Royal Hospital staff were amazing, but yes the A&E should stay in Huddersfield as minutes matter as our desperate situation could have proved.”