Rapid intervention saves man’s life after cardiac arrest

The Magpas Helimedix helicopter
The Magpas Helimedix helicopter
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A team of medical personnel saved a Wisbech man’s life after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday evening.

The air ambulance attended the incident at 5.34pm after the man, who is in his 50s, fell ill.

The Magpas team worked alongside an EEAST Ambulance Crew to safely move the patient out of the house and into the back of a land ambulance.

The Helimedix anaesthetised the man, providing him with enhanced A&E level care at the scene. The Helimedix then accompanied the man in an Ambulance to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, monitoring his condition all the way. On arrival at the hospital, he was in a stable condition. His wife was also at his side.

Magpas Dr Odbert said: “We wish our patient well. Thanks to the swift actions of his wife, the rapid response and treatment by the ambulance team, followed by specialist care provided by us (Magpas Helimedix) - and immediate assessment at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, this gentleman has been given the best possible chance of making a good recovery.”

As well as an EEAST ambulance crew, an EEAST Ambulance Rapid Response car paramedic was also present.