A SUPERMARKET worker has been praised after she came to the rescue of an elderly woman who suffered a nasty fall.

As the first aider on duty at the Asda store at the Phoenix Retail Park, Kylie McKee was able to help the OAP while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

She even served up some cake to try to ease the pensioner's pain.

Since the accident, which took place in the store's car park, Kylie has kept in touch with the woman and her husband, taking the time to check in with them and deliver care packages.

Kylie, who is the service section leader at Asda Linwood, told The Gazette: “The lady was visiting the store to do her weekly shop when she had a fall and I was the first aider on duty.

"Due to the situation with coronavirus, the paramedics were delayed for quite a while, so we had some cake, coffee and a good old chat to take her mind off the pain while we waited.

“Since then, I’ve made sure to check up on the lady and her husband to make sure they are holding up okay, bringing them chocolate and different care packages to help cheer them up.

“It’s so nice to be able to bring a smile to people’s faces, especially during this time.”

Danny McCabe, store manager at Asda Linwood, is full of praise for Kylie.

He said: “We’re so pleased to have such an inspirational colleague here at Asda Linwood. Kylie handled this situation in such a positive way, making sure the customer was as comfortable as she could be during an extremely uncomfortable experience.

“It’s so important we look after our customers when they visit the store, especially in such challenging times. Well done Kylie for going above and beyond your duties here at Asda.”

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