OUTRAGE! 911 Staffer pleads with Nurse to Attempt CPR on 87-Year Old Woman who Refuses! Woman Dies

An 87-year-old woman died at a Bakersfield, Calif., retirement home after a nurse at the facility shockingly refused to give her CPR. The nurse called 911 when the woman collapsed and was barely breathing. The dispatcher, Tracey Halvorson, asked the nurse to start CPR until paramedics arrived, but the nurse told her there was some sort of rule at the nursing home that prevented her from doing so.


On the 911 call, the dispatcher frantically pleads with the nurse:

“We can’t wait. She can’t wait right now. She is stopping breathing. Is there anybody there that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die?”

The nurse responds, “Um, not at this time.”


The call went on for a total of seven minutes, and when paramedics arrived it was too late to save Lorraine Bayless. Glenwood Gardens retirement facility released a statement, saying it’s “conducting a thorough review,” but explaining that “our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives.”

Bayless’ daughter, however, reportedly said she was satisfied with the level of care her mother received.


Wayne Dupree

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