Heart nightmare comes true

A DISTRAUGHT wife has today told of the traumatic ordeal when her husband, suffering from a heart attack, was taken to a hospital 65 miles away.

Naomi Gornall

A DISTRAUGHT wife has today told of the traumatic ordeal when her husband, suffering from a heart attack, was taken to a hospital 65 miles away.

The horrors predicted when the new changes to treat serious heart attack patients outside the county were brought in a few weeks ago, are beginning to come true.

Today The Evening Star's Have a Heart campaign is stepped up once more as 63-year-old Anne Huckle reveals how she travelled from the couple's home in Felixstowe to Basildon not knowing if husband Brian would survive the trip.


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She also had to rely on relatives to ferry her to and from the hospital over the course of the few days as she cannot drive.

This case highlights the importance the Evening Star's fight to set up a specialist heart attack centre in Ipswich to save patients having to be treated outside the county.

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Mrs Huckle, 63, said: “The journey in the ambulance travelling all that way was just awful. You think the worst is going to happen.

“We really do need this centre in Ipswich.”

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