Off Duty Paramedic Helps To Save Woman In Wyton

22 May 2015, 05:40

An off duty Paramedic has helped to save the life of a woman in Wyton.

At 3.36pm on Wednesday (20th May), off duty Magpas Paramedic Simon Standen was leaving the Magpas Helimedix Base (after giving a fellow Doctor a tour of the charity's operation).

Paramedic Simon had just driven onto the A141 (outside the Helimedix base), when he saw that a car had collided with a roadside hedge nearby.

Paramedic Standen safely pulled his car over to the side of the road and was first on the scene to treat an elderly female patient who had gone into cardiac arrest.

He successfully revived the patient by providing advanced life support and specialist treatment. Paramedic Standen then handed the woman over to an East Anglian Air Ambulance Crew who flew to the scene. The EAAA team then accompanied the woman, in a critical condition, by land ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital.