Child rushed to hospital after fall from window in Thetford

Thetford news from the Bury Free Press
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Emergency medics were called to Thetford yesterday morning after a toddler suffered head injuries after falling from a first floor window.

A volunteer doctor from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service was called to the incident which happened at a home in Ripon Way at around 10.15am. They worked alongside crews from the East of England Ambulance Service to treat the boy aged just under two who had fallen onto concrete and suffered a fractured skull.

The boy was conscious and given a full assessment by doctors.

Dr Andy Mason from SARS who attended was later called to rendezvous with the ambulance at Rhymer Point after the child’s condition deteriorated. He was stabilised and then taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further checks. Dr Mason went with him in the ambulance to the hospital where he was due to receive a CT scan.

He remained in hospital overnight so that doctors could keep an eye on his condition which is not believed to be life threatening.

Police attended the incident and say they are satisfied no offence had been committed.