AMBULANCE SERVICE WANTS TO THANK BYSTANDER WHO GAVE CPR

AMBULANCE SERVICE WANTS TO THANK BYSTANDER WHO GAVE CPR
17 May 2017

The South Western Ambulance Service paramedic crew at Bath station want to say thank you to the bystander who helped give CPR to a patient in cardiac arrest at an incident near the junction of London Road and Walcot Street, Bath during rush hour this morning (17 May 2017).

An off duty paramedic came across the patient on the pavement just before 8.15 and immediately started CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).  The male bystander who had first aid experience helped with the CPR, and when the ambulance crews arrived on scene they treated the patient for more than half an hour.

Thanks to the efforts of the highly skilled paramedics they were able to get the patient back and talking again.

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said: “Cardiac arrest is different to a heart attack and basically means the heart has stopped pumping blood.  It is a time critical and life threatening situation.  Unfortunately the ambulance crew didn’t get the name of the bystander, who was wearing a beige jacket, but they wanted to say a big thank you for his courage to step forward and help with the CPR.”

The cardiac arrest patient was taken to RUH.

[Please note SWASFT has no further information to provide about the patient.]

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