A woman who suffered a cardiac arrest in the street was given the best possible chance of survival by members of the public and ambulance crews in Brierley Hill this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call reporting a woman had collapsed and was in cardiac arrest outside a butchers in the Moor Centre, off High Street in Brierley Hill at 10.50am this morning (Thursday). Two ambulances, a non-emergency PTS ambulance, a paramedic officer and a Midlands Air Ambulance Charity critical care paramedic attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a woman in cardiac arrest with bystanders performing excellent CPR. A community public access defibrillator was also being used to administer a shock to the woman’s heart. Ambulance staff continued resuscitation efforts at the scene and managed to restart the woman’s heart. The woman, who was in a critical condition, was quickly conveyed on blue lights to Russells Hall Hospital for further emergency care.
“Thank you to the members of the public for their quick thinking, performing excellent CPR and for assisting our crews at the scene. Their actions will have given this lady the best possible chance of survival.”