Air ambulance comes to aid of heart attack victim in Taverham

An East Anglian Air Ambulance crew called to the assistance of a 37-year-old man who suffered a heart attack at a care home in Taverham earlier today.

The crew responded to the call by road in a rapid response vehicle since the home was close to its base at Norwich Airport.

Its medical team of Dr Haris Begovic and critical care paramedic Ben Caine worked with the road ambulance crews to provide full advanced life support treatment to the patient, who had suffered a previous medical emergency and was receiving treatment at the care home.

They then accompanied him to hospital in a road ambulance where his condition on arrival was life-threatening. The callout came at about 11am.

East Anglian Air Ambulance operates two air ambulances 365 days per year, across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. It receives no government funding and relies on individual donations and fundraising.

The charity has recently launched an enhanced service with a highly skilled doctor and paramedic team now aboard both its aircraft, every day. It has worked in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EAAT) in developing the service.