An Australian ambulance crew drove out of their way on a 280km trip to let a palliative care patient see the ocean

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life which make a big difference.

An Australian ambulance service crew is being praised for their humanity with a palliative care patient.

The crew from Hervey Bay in Queensland was taking a patient to palliative care 280km outside of Brisbane when she said she wished she could be at the beach again.

So the crew stopped at a local beach to make the wish come true.

“Above and beyond, the crew took a small diversion to the awesome beach at Hervey Bay to give the patient this opportunity – tears were shed and the patient felt very happy,” Queensland Ambulance Service said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

With over 16,000 likes, more than 2000 comments and 8000-plus shares, the ambulance crew’s kindness hasn’t gone unnoticed.

One person said in the comments below the post: “If this doesn’t demonstrate that an Ambos heart is in their job – I don’t know what will. Well done follk! (sic)”

Another said there were plenty of stories like this taking place daily, but that they didn’t get shared enough.

“This story happens a lot, but it’s rarely talked about and won’t make the news. Stops at the beach. McDonald’s drive thru for a kid after an Oncology appointment. Returning to the palliative ward with the news paper or chocolate bar the last transfer was craving. Paramedics care for their patients and that includes raising their spirits.”

This article first appeared at Stuff.co.nz. See the original here.

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