Village pub defibrillator used after man suffers medical emergency

The defibrillator outside the Sun Inn in Bradwell was activated

The defibrillator outside the Sun Inn in Bradwell was activated - Credit: Google Maps

A defibrillator in a village pub was activated for use after a man suffered a medical emergency.

Emergency services were sent to Bradwell, near Gorleston, on  the night of Thursday, June 9.

The incident saw the Heart 2 Heart-supplied defibrillator housed outside the Sun Inn activated.

The man, who was not in the pub, was taken to the James Paget University Hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 6.05pm on Thursday, June 9 to a medical emergency on Church Lane in Bradwell.

"Two ambulances, a senior paramedic in a support vehicle and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

"An adult man was transported to the James Paget Hospital for treatment."

Jayne Biggs, who runs the Heart 2 Heart defibrillator charity, said in a Facebook post: "My thoughts are with the people concerned and I hope it made a difference and gave someone a chance."

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On Thursday, June 23 Mrs Biggs is holding a pub quiz at the Mariners Compass pub in Gorleston to raise money for a defibrillator there. 

For more information search Heart 2 Heart Norfolk on Facebook.