Ambulance crews who attended a man who suffered a cardiac arrest in a swimming pool have presented bravery awards to the lifeguards who helped save the patient’s life by performing CPR and using a defibrillator.
Paramedics Terry Thompson and Amanda Hughes, and Technician David Johnson were called to a man who had suffered a cardiac arrest in the swimming pool at Lammas Leisure Centre on Monday, 13 February.
When abulance crews arrived, they found that three lifeguards on duty had got the patient out of the pool, were performing CPR and had already given him two shocks using the leisure centre’s defibrillator.
The crew presented the lifeguards with bravery awards for their early intervention which saved the patient's life.
Following the emergency, staff at Lammas Leisure Centre have worked with Trevor Middleton from Ashfield District Council raised £300 for a new defibrillator to be installed in Sutton Lawns in Sutton in Ashfield to help save more lives in the community.
There are now six defibrillators across Ashfield which are available 24/7 and a code to the cabinet will be given when someone calls 999 and needs to access it.
They are designed for use by novices and will not deliver a shock unless the casualty requires it.
We now have six public access units in the following locations: