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A man who had a heart attack while waiting to collect his bags at Manchester Airport was saved by one of the first NHS walk-in centres.

Nurse Damian Roose and first-aider Ken Wright used a defibrillator to resuscitate the man, who had collapsed in the arrivals hall. He was transferred to Wythenshawe Hospital, part of South Manchester University Hospitals trust.

An airport spokesperson said: 'It's not uncommon for someone to have a heart attack here. People don't want to let their friends and family down by cancelling their holidays so they try to carry on and collapse at the airport.'

The walk-in centre, one of 19 approved by ministers in the first wave last month, has dealt with 300 call-outs from injured or unwell passengers, visitors and staff.

Nurses employed by the airport have responded to passengers choking on sausages, nervous flyers suffering panic attacks and a father who cut himself on a jar of baby food.

The airport has invested£250,000 in the centre. It replaces a medical unit which offered help to the 16,000 workers on site.