Ipswich: Woman in life-threatening condition removed from house through window by fire and ambulance crews
20:21 23 January 2014
Fire and ambulance crews had to remove a woman in a life-threatening condition from her house through a window earlier today.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) were called to Iris Close just after 6.30am today regarding a woman in her 50s who had fallen seriously unwell.
Two ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and two ambulance officers were sent to the house in Ipswich to deal with the incident.
David Sexby, Complex Patient Support Lead for EEAST who attended the incident, said: “We were called to a woman who had suffered some sort of nuerological event causing her to become critically ill.
“Upon arrival at the house, ambulance crews realised that the patient was unfortunately too large for the equipment that is inside a standard ambulance.
“We worked to maintain the woman’s airway while the fire and rescue service removed one of the windows from the front of the house. We then transferred the casualty onto a specialist stretcher that we are trialling for bariatric patients and carried her out through the window.”
The woman was taken to hospital where she is believed to be in a life-threatening condition.