Air ambulance responds after woman suffers fall

The Air Ambulance was called to a Suffolk town this afternoon after a man suffered from a fall. PHOT

The East Anglian Air Ambulance responded to an incident near Lowestoft after a woman suffered a fall. PHOTO: Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

A woman in her 70s was taken to hospital following a serious fall.

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) and the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) were called out at 3.21pm on Tuesday, February 9 after the woman had fallen near Lowestoft.

The Anglia One helicopter was landed "on a nearby grassy area" close to the scene as they assisted the EEAST team.

A spokesman for the EAAA said: “Anglia One was tasked near to Lowestoft to assist EEAST with a woman in her seventies who suffered a fall.

"Doctor Steve Barker and critical care paramedic Rod Wells assisted EEAST by helping to give the patient a full assessment and administering A&E level care at the scene, including splinting an injury.

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"The patient was then transported to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, by the EEAST land ambulance team, for further treatment."

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