Woman dies in street

Woman dies in street

Woman dies in street

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A woman has died after collapsing in the street.

South East Coast Ambulance Service paramedics were called to a woman in cardiac arrest at just before 8am this morning in West Street in Burgess Hill.

Three ambulances and a car were sent to the scene near The Woolpack pub but sadly the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Did you know the woman or see the incident?

If so, leave your tributes below, call 01273 544530 or email neil.vowles@theargus.co.uk.

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12:29pm Wed 11 Jun 14

spa301 says...

Very sad for the lady and her family.
Without detracting from this sad event, why is it when we hear numerous reports of ambulances summoned for very trivial ailments were 3 units(disregarding the car as I believe they're first responders where possible) despatched to this emergency call?
I had the misfortune to pass the incident where a lady was rescued from the sea in Hove where 3 ambulances were also in attendance.
Very sad for the lady and her family. Without detracting from this sad event, why is it when we hear numerous reports of ambulances summoned for very trivial ailments were 3 units(disregarding the car as I believe they're first responders where possible) despatched to this emergency call? I had the misfortune to pass the incident where a lady was rescued from the sea in Hove where 3 ambulances were also in attendance. spa301
  • Score: -7

1:13pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

spa301 wrote:
Very sad for the lady and her family.
Without detracting from this sad event, why is it when we hear numerous reports of ambulances summoned for very trivial ailments were 3 units(disregarding the car as I believe they're first responders where possible) despatched to this emergency call?
I had the misfortune to pass the incident where a lady was rescued from the sea in Hove where 3 ambulances were also in attendance.
Perhaps you should make that point on the Hove 'drowning' incident report?

I agree that three ambulances was overkill.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Very sad for the lady and her family. Without detracting from this sad event, why is it when we hear numerous reports of ambulances summoned for very trivial ailments were 3 units(disregarding the car as I believe they're first responders where possible) despatched to this emergency call? I had the misfortune to pass the incident where a lady was rescued from the sea in Hove where 3 ambulances were also in attendance.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should make that point on the Hove 'drowning' incident report? I agree that three ambulances was overkill. Gary1965
  • Score: -9

1:28pm Wed 11 Jun 14

spa301 says...

Gary1965 wrote:
spa301 wrote:
Very sad for the lady and her family.
Without detracting from this sad event, why is it when we hear numerous reports of ambulances summoned for very trivial ailments were 3 units(disregarding the car as I believe they're first responders where possible) despatched to this emergency call?
I had the misfortune to pass the incident where a lady was rescued from the sea in Hove where 3 ambulances were also in attendance.
Perhaps you should make that point on the Hove 'drowning' incident report?

I agree that three ambulances was overkill.
I would but the Argus in their infinite wisdom removed all the comments.
[quote][p][bold]Gary1965[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Very sad for the lady and her family. Without detracting from this sad event, why is it when we hear numerous reports of ambulances summoned for very trivial ailments were 3 units(disregarding the car as I believe they're first responders where possible) despatched to this emergency call? I had the misfortune to pass the incident where a lady was rescued from the sea in Hove where 3 ambulances were also in attendance.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should make that point on the Hove 'drowning' incident report? I agree that three ambulances was overkill.[/p][/quote]I would but the Argus in their infinite wisdom removed all the comments. spa301
  • Score: -6

5:52pm Wed 11 Jun 14

number 4 says...

My thoughts are with this persons family. With regard to why so many resources it is not quite as simple as it is made out on the TV. The delivery of multiple interventions including placing a tube to manage the breathing as well as administering concurrent chest compressions and the timely administration of shocks and drugs often takes multiple people in order to give the patient the best chance of survival.
As with in all organisations there are a variety of people with basic and extended skills up to the level within the ambulance service of critical Care paramedic. In order to have appropriate people to do this effectively and to the highest quality it is often necessary to have multiple resources, and that's before you throw in all the complicating factors of attempting to do all this in a public place with as much regard for the patients dignity as well as their clinical outcome.
My thoughts are with this persons family. With regard to why so many resources it is not quite as simple as it is made out on the TV. The delivery of multiple interventions including placing a tube to manage the breathing as well as administering concurrent chest compressions and the timely administration of shocks and drugs often takes multiple people in order to give the patient the best chance of survival. As with in all organisations there are a variety of people with basic and extended skills up to the level within the ambulance service of critical Care paramedic. In order to have appropriate people to do this effectively and to the highest quality it is often necessary to have multiple resources, and that's before you throw in all the complicating factors of attempting to do all this in a public place with as much regard for the patients dignity as well as their clinical outcome. number 4
  • Score: 28

7:53am Thu 12 Jun 14

spa301 says...

number 4 wrote:
My thoughts are with this persons family. With regard to why so many resources it is not quite as simple as it is made out on the TV. The delivery of multiple interventions including placing a tube to manage the breathing as well as administering concurrent chest compressions and the timely administration of shocks and drugs often takes multiple people in order to give the patient the best chance of survival.
As with in all organisations there are a variety of people with basic and extended skills up to the level within the ambulance service of critical Care paramedic. In order to have appropriate people to do this effectively and to the highest quality it is often necessary to have multiple resources, and that's before you throw in all the complicating factors of attempting to do all this in a public place with as much regard for the patients dignity as well as their clinical outcome.
Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]number 4[/bold] wrote: My thoughts are with this persons family. With regard to why so many resources it is not quite as simple as it is made out on the TV. The delivery of multiple interventions including placing a tube to manage the breathing as well as administering concurrent chest compressions and the timely administration of shocks and drugs often takes multiple people in order to give the patient the best chance of survival. As with in all organisations there are a variety of people with basic and extended skills up to the level within the ambulance service of critical Care paramedic. In order to have appropriate people to do this effectively and to the highest quality it is often necessary to have multiple resources, and that's before you throw in all the complicating factors of attempting to do all this in a public place with as much regard for the patients dignity as well as their clinical outcome.[/p][/quote]Thank you. spa301
  • Score: 8

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