South Wootton grandmother thanks ambulance workers

Angela Page with, not in order, Mick Spratt, Carole Taylor, Luke Molyneux and Alix Potter
Angela Page with, not in order, Mick Spratt, Carole Taylor, Luke Molyneux and Alix Potter

A Lynn grandmother has thanked the “angels” who helped to save her life.

Angela Page, 69, cannot remember much of July 11 after collapsing at her South Wootton home.

Seven minutes after her husband Terry called 999 paramedic Mick Spratt and Carole Taylor, emergency care assistant, arrived just before she went into cardiac arrest.

She was later rushed to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital where a blood clot was removed and a stent fitted.

Now Mrs Page, of Hall Road, has met up with the team to say thank you.

She said: “I am so grateful to them. They are my angels.

“It meant everything to say thank you to them. My husband has said that if it wasn’t for them I would not be here today.”

Mrs Page, who did not suffer any symptoms, said she had started to sweat and could not walk properly before falling on the bed.

Her husband called the emergency services just before 7.30am.

Mr Taylor and Ms Spratt arrived just in time to resuscitate Mrs Page, who had gone into cardiac arrest.

Mrs Page said: “I could only hear bits and pieces. Everything seemed so far away.”

Following the arrival of emergency medical technician Alix Potter and student paramedic Luke Molyneux, Mrs Page was rushed to hospital where she had the operation.

Mrs Page, who has a daughter and two grandchildren, said: “If it was not for the team I would not be here now and see my grandchildren.”

Her daughter Sharon added: “I know they were doing what they get paid for, but I’ve still got my mum, my boys still have their nan and my dad still has his wife. I’m in their debt.”