Elderly woman rushed to hospital after cardiac arrest in Great Yarmouth Market Place

Emergency services attend to an incident in Great Yarmouth Market Place. Picture: Anne Edwards

Emergency services attend to an incident in Great Yarmouth Market Place. Picture: Anne Edwards - Credit: Archant

An elderly woman had to be rushed to hospital after going into cardiac arrest in the middle of a packed Great Yarmouth town centre.

Emergency services were called at 11.49am to the Market Place in the town, to reports of an elderly woman suffering from breathing difficulties.

An ambulance crew, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer rushed to the scene, attending to a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

The rapid response vehicle arrived at the scene first, followed by a team of co-responders from the fire service. A full ambulance crew soon followed, to be later joined by another paramedic.

Following treatment at the scene, paramedics managed to resuscitate the woman, who is believed to be in her 80s, as concerned members of the public looked on.


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The woman then taken by ambulance to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston in a critical condition.

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