Norfolk grandmother reunited with life-savers

A family has praised the ambulance staff who helped save the life of a west Norfolk grandmother.

Angela Page cannot remember much of Saturday, 11th July – but she’s eternally grateful to the staff who rushed to her aid when she started experiencing chest pain. The 69-year-old was reunited last week with the four people that helped save her life.

Her husband Terry phoned 999 just after 7.30am after Angela went pale and collapsed on the bed at their home in King’s Lynn.

Seven minutes later, Paramedic Mick Spratt and Emergency Care Assistant Carole Taylor arrived – just before she went into cardiac arrest.

Thankfully, they managed to quickly resuscitate Angela. And following the arrival of Emergency Medical Technician Alix Potter and Student Paramedic Luke Molyneux, she was rushed to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she was immediately taken into theatre to have a blood clot removed and stent fitted.

Four days after the drama, she was well enough to be discharged from hospital.

Angela said: “We had been to the allotment the day before and went to bed on the Friday night perfectly alright. The next morning I came out of the bathroom and I started sweating and I could not walk properly and fell on the bed. I still cannot believe what happened.

“When I got home from the hospital, I was on top of the world but as the days went on I started bursting into tears and it has been hard to come to terms with. When you sit back you think I would not be here if it wasn’t for what they did for me. It is so nice to see them again.”

Well done Mick, Carole, Alix and Luke!


Published 19th September, 2015

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