Morrisons staff save customer’s life after cardiac arrest

10th Mar 2017

Morrisons staff in Lincoln have been praised for saving a man’s life after he suffered a cardiac arrest in their store.

Corie Morgan carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the man with support from her colleague Amanda Dean.

Speaking to Lincolnshire Live, store manager Tim Lax said: "The customer and his wife were delighted we had trained people to deal with this situation and the people of Lincolnshire were so good too.

"I made a call for anyone in the store who was a nurse or doctor to help because the situation was deteriorating. A nurse who was shopping stopped to support and another customer came after that.

"Everyone pulled together – both customers and staff. It's a real feel-good thing. The customer is now stable in hospital. Everything is fine.

"I'm really proud of our staff and the team in the way that everyone came together. It just shows having trained first aid people in the store is absolutely essential."

This incident highlights the importance of ensuring staff are trained to deal with unexpected, and even critical, situations.

Since the incident the man, who is recovering well, and his family have expressed their gratitude to Morrisons staff and are currently fundraising to provide the store with a defibrillator.

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