Quick-thinking eight-year-old helps unconscious Grassmoor mum

Quick-thinking Rosie Dempsey stayed calm when she found her heavily pregnant mum unconscious
Quick-thinking Rosie Dempsey stayed calm when she found her heavily pregnant mum unconscious
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After a heavily pregnant mum-of-two lost consciousness her level-headed daughter was calm in a crisis and rang around family and friends for help.

Rosie Dempsey was at home with her mum Hayley Short, 39, and younger brother Joel, five, when she noticed her mum was not waking up when she was on the sofa.

Hayley is expecting her third child on Wednesday, December 2, and being on her own had already prepared a list of people to call should she go into labour.

Instead of panicking when she found her mum passed out Rosie found the list and rang her auntie, Hayley’s sister Lyndsay Short.

She said: “When we got the call we were shocked at just how calm Rosie sounded. She just wanted us to come round and try and wake her mum up.”

Hayley has suffered with epileptic fits in the past. But after being checked over by doctors she suffered a loss of consciousness and did not have a fit. She currently has gesticular diabetes and anemia but the episode has had no impact on the baby.

Hayley said: “She is a very brave little girl and I’m so lucky to have her.

“When people aren’t very well she tends to freak out but she didn’t this time and just found my emergency contact list and called my sister which was the right thing to do.”

Rosie, who is in year four at North Wingfield Primary School, has been praised by her aunt for remaining so level headed.

Lyndsay, also from Grassmoor, said: “Not many eight-year-old would be able to cope in a situation like this. Who knows, she may turn grow-up to be nurse from dealing with this.”