Four gym staff come to aid of man after cardiac arrest

What an amazing story to highlight the Chain of Survival! Four gym staff performed CPR on a man who had a cardiac arrest close to a Deeside fitness facility.

Stephen Kilner, Ben Kilner, Craig Scott and Richie Batho attended to the man in his 30s after he took unwell in the grounds of the Tor-Na-Coille Hotel, Banchory, in March. 

The Unit Gym and Fitness centre is based in the hotel’s grounds, and the four staff members were alerted by a gardener who had witnessed his colleague collapse.

They soon realised the patient was unconscious and in cardiac arrest. They commenced CPR, taking turns, and gave four shocks with the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Simon Chown, Response Unit Paramedic arrived, followed soon after by Emergency Ambulance crewed by Technician Nick Tait, Paramedic Kieran Whitford and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Louise Leggat.

The patient has since recovered and at home, and without question the efforts of the four staff, and SAS staff, saved the man’s life. They were recently awarded certificates, which were presented by Alan McGee, Clinical Team Leader, Aberdeen Station.   

Posted on 07/06/2022