Man taken to hospital following collapse at Aldi store

PUBLISHED: 16:57 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 15 November 2018

The Aldi store car park on Plumstead Road, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Aldi store car park on Plumstead Road, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


An elderly man had to be taken to hospital after he collapsed at a shop in Norwich.

Emergency services, including ambulance crews and police, were called to the Aldi store on Plumstead Road at just after 2pm on Thursday (November 15).

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said: “We were called at 2.05pm to reports that someone had collapsed in Aldi.

“Two ambulance crews, an ambulance officer, a community first responder (CFR) and the medical response car from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) were dispatched to help.

At the scene, they assessed and treated an elderly man who was in cardiac arrest.

The patient was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further treatment.”

Police confirmed they also attended, shortly before 2.10pm, following reports of a “medical emergency”.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press