Ambulance staff resuscitate man in Birmingham City Centre

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Sunday 19th April 2015 – 1.00pm – Claire Brown.

A man who collapsed in cardiac arrest in Birmingham City Centre last night was given advanced life support at the scene by ambulance staff and medics.

The incident happened near to the corner of Broad Street and Granville Street, close to Sainsburys Local, at 8.00pm (Saturday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and medics from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff and medics arrived they found a man who had stopped breathing and was in cardiac arrest.

“They immediately commenced cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man and worked as a team to deliver advanced life support. The man successfully regained a heartbeat and began to breathe once more but was still in a serious condition. Ambulance staff and the CARE team alerted the man to nearby City Hospital and continued emergency treatment en route.”



  1. Hi. I was helping this man (cleared his airway of food and had started m2m chest compressions) when the paramedics arrived. I don’t know him but wanted to know if he was ok?

    1. Hi Mike, sadly we can’t provide condition checks on patients once they’re in the care of A&E as we don’t get an update. Thank you and well done for helping, I’m sure it was a welcomed sight to our staff.

    2. Hi Mike, thanks for your message. Sadly we, in the press office, don’t get condition checks once the patient has been taken to A&E but I’ll try to get in contact with one of the paramedics that attended to see if they know. Thank you for helping on the day, it’s always a welcomed sight to our staff when they arrive to find someone doing CPR as the quicker you start it the better the chances of survival for a patient.

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