Two cardiac arrests during the biggest-ever Great North Run
Prompt medical attention saves runners.
Two patients out of a 40,000 field suffered cardiac arrests
during the 2012 Great North Run.
Both were taking to South Tyneside Hospital.
NEAS also attended a number of incidents which were non-life
threatening during the event - which attracted its biggest-ever
number of entrants.
NEAS plans on a 12 month cycle for the Great North
Run every year to make sure the event goes as
smoothly as possible, with the correct resources in the most
One cardiac arrest which was dealt exceptionally quickly, and
truly a life saved about 200 yards from the finish before prompt
transfer to hospital.
There were a number of patients throughout the day dealt with by
crews and all were successfully treated and either discharged or
admitted to South Tyneside.