03 December 2015 – ‘I Can See My Kids Grow Up Thanks To You’, Says Chorley Business Owner

A Chorley businessman has said he ‘can’t thank the ambulance crew enough’ for their quick response when he collapsed earlier in the year.  

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NWAS Paramedic Ronnie Barnes-Brown, EMT 2 Liz Perry, Michael Bromley and Community First Responder Tony Skinner

On 30 July 46 year old Michael Bromley, who owns a business in Chorley, collapsed at his premises on Leigh Street suffering a cardiac arrest. After a member of his staff phoned 999, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) resources arrived on scene within four minutes to commence treatment on Michael before taking him to Chorley District Hospital.

Now fitted with a pacemaker and ‘fully recovered’ Michael joined three members of the crew who saved his life for the emotional reunion at Chorley Ambulance Station. NWAS crew Ronnie Barnes-Brown, Liz Perry and Community First Responder Tony Skinner were part of the group of professionals that helped save Michael’s life.

Michael presented each member of the crew with a bottle of champagne on his tour of the station.

Ronnie Barnes-Brown, NWAS Paramedic, said: “When we arrived on scene Michael had gone purple. We treated him for about 40 minutes giving him adrenalin and even drilling into the bone on his left arm to administer treatment – it’s great to see Michael has made such an amazing recovery and we wish him and his kids a great Christmas!”  

An emotional Michael Bromley, who is a father of two young children, said: “I am so very grateful to each member of the crew for everything they did for me. My business was moving premises that day and I was loading a truck at the time I collapsed. Since the incident I’ve started at the gym and had all my staff trained in CPR – I hope one day they can save a life like this amazing group of people.”

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Emergency Medical Technician, Liz Perry said: “To find Michael in such a bad way and after we left him at hospital I thought it would be difficult for him to pull through. Michael left a letter at the ambulance station and we were so happy to hear he was fit and well. For Michael to see his kids after the incident and continue to live his life normally it’s absolutely incredible.” 

Senior Paramedic Chris Rowan and Phil King, who was a Student Paramedic at the time, also attended the scene back in July to help save Michael’s life.