Bury St Edmunds woman taken to hospital after serious fall

A volunteer doctor from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) charity was called to assist paramedics with the treatment of a woman from Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning.

The woman in her forties had sustained a serious leg fracture during a fall at her home at around 12.45am.

The SARS doctor was able to provide special painkilling drugs before re-aligning and splinting the fracture.

The injured woman was taken to West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury, accompanied by the doctor.

SARS provides specially trained doctors and critical care paramedics to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of serious incidents - both accidents and medical illnesses.

The charity responds to call outs in Suffolk and around its borders with Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

All the work undertaken by SARS doctors and paramedics is provided voluntarily without any cost to the patient, ambulance service, or taxpayer.