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Person taken to hospital after ‘medical emergency’ at former hotel in town centre

PUBLISHED: 12:04 10 March 2020 | UPDATED: 13:38 10 March 2020

Hotel NR19, in Dereham. The hotel was also known as Wine Lodge and Hill House Hotel in recent years. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

Hotel NR19, in Dereham. The hotel was also known as Wine Lodge and Hill House Hotel in recent years. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

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Emergency services were called to a former hotel in Dereham town centre after reports of a “medical emergency”.

Officers from Norfolk police and a crew from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust were called to the building in the Market Place - which has previously been the NR19 and Hill House hotel - at 8.21am on Tuesday, March 10.

Many people travelling through the town at one of the busiest times of the day witnessed the officers and paramedics helping a patient in the grounds.

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A spokesperson for the Trust said: 'We were called at 8.21am with reports of a person who was unwell in Market Place, Dereham.

'We sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle.

'One person was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.'

The building's owner has applied for planning permission to change the use of the building to a house of multiple occupancy.

Breckland Council have already given the go-ahead to privately let 11 of the rooms in the hotel.

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