Posted: Wednesday - October 16, 2019 10:27 pm     
Forty-nine-year-old, Gary Wright was watching a film in Bury St Edmunds with his family when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Two nurses, who happened to be in the audience that night, rushed to Garys assistance and started performing CPR. Meanwhile Garys daughter rang 999 and an East of England Ambulance was dispatched to the scene. A specialist critical care team from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) was also mobilised to provide enhanced medical support.

Gary was defibrillated at the scene and the emergency personnel successfully managed to re-start his heart. He was then accompanied by the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service team to Papworth Hospital to undergo an emergency operation. Throughout the journey, Gary was monitored and assessed by the SARS team who were ready to make specialist interventions to stabilise him if necessary.
 

"I particularly want to give thanks to the volunteers who were involved in helping save my life. The two nurses who gave me CPR, if it was not for them nothing else would have mattered and the SARS team, I wanted to thank them also because they are all volunteers."

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Posted: Wednesday - October 16, 2019 10:27 pm     
Forty-nine-year-old, Gary Wright was watching a film in Bury St Edmunds with his family when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Two nurses, who happened to be in the audience that night, rushed to Garys assistance and started performing CPR. Meanwhile Garys daughter rang 999 and an East of England Ambulance was dispatched to the scene. A specialist critical care team from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) was also mobilised to provide enhanced medical support.

Gary was defibrillated at the scene and the emergency personnel successfully managed to re-start his heart. He was then accompanied by the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service team to Papworth Hospital to undergo an emergency operation. Throughout the journey, Gary was monitored and assessed by the SARS team who were ready to make specialist interventions to stabilise him if necessary.
 

"I particularly want to give thanks to the volunteers who were involved in helping save my life. The two nurses who gave me CPR, if it was not for them nothing else would have mattered and the SARS team, I wanted to thank them also because they are all volunteers."

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