Lakenheath woman in serious but stable condition after medical team fought to restart her heart

A woman from Lakenheath is in a serious but stable condition after a medical team battled to re-start her heart,

Paramedics were called after the 57-year-old woman suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed at her home at 6.57pm on Tuesday.

Her husband and a neighbour started CPR under the instruction a 999 call handler.

On arrival paramedics and a doctor from emergency medical charity, Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, re-started the woman’s heart with a defibrillator and worked for more than an hour to resuscitate her.

Dr Andrew Mason, the SARS doctor who attended the incident said: “It was a real team effort from everybody involved, from the husband and neighbour giving the initial CPR , which is crucial in the chain of survival, right through to the transfer to hospital.”

The woman was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition.