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Rotary member collapses at stroke awareness event

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The quick response of first responders and paramedics has been praised after a man collapsed at a stroke awareness day.

Sudbury Rotary Club helped host a “Know Your Blood Pressure” event at the town hall last Saturday when the incident happened.

Rotarian Dr Rod Donnelly said the man, a fellow rotary member, had been helping outside for two hours and collapsed as he came back into the hall.

The ambulance service was called and the man taken to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment.

“They suspected a heart attack and therefore took our member to West Suffolk Hospital but I am pleased to say that he had not had a heart attack but had fainted,” said Mr Donnelly. “A big thank you to the emergency response team.”

The event raised £223 for the Stroke Association.

 

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