Burnham-On-Sea ambulance boss recieves £1,800
Burnham-On-Sea St John Ambulance worker who saved his father's
life has been given the perfect Christmas gift - £1,800
for vital new kit.
on Burnham-On-Sea.com, Keith Gough had been called on to save
his father Peter when he suffered a heart attack on his way to
hospital in Keith's St John ambulance.
used a defibrillator to restart his 66 year-old father's heart
- and while the equipment did the job, it is old fashioned and
badly needs replacing, so Keith set out to raise £1,800
for a new model.
this week, his bosses at the Bristol Contributory Welfare Association
heard about his heroics, and decided they would donate the entire
sum he needs - enabling a brand new system like the one shown
here to be bought.
pictured with his father, told Burnham-On-Sea.com he is "delighted"
with the contribution.
"The new defib will be smaller, more up-to-date and will
react more to each patient's needs by giving them a shock tailored
to their condition."
further cash donations will be put towards replacing similar old
models in other Somerset St John Ambulance stations.
boss saves his father
John Ambulance Highbridge and Burnham Division