‘Thank you for saving my life’

Jane Hudson, 'thankful and grateful' for the help her husband James received. INBL3815-CAH2

Jane Hudson, 'thankful and grateful' for the help her husband James received. INBL3815-CAH2

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James Hudson, 57, of Bramblewood Drive, took ill at his home on Saturday 
July 25.

His wife Jane, who immediately called for an ambulance, received help from neighbours who contributed to provide vital CPR and Ambulance dispatcher Dee Baker, who gave CPR advice over the phone.

And last Wednesday the couple met with Dee and the paramedics who provided care for James, to thank them for saving his life.

The crew worked on James in his Banbridge home for around 45 minutes, giving him six shocks and several rounds of drugs to allow them to then transfer him to hospital.

Jane said: “Due to all the good work in his home and 
being able to get him to the CPU in the Royal, we’re here today, we’ve had a great outcome.

“It’s an opportunity to pass on our sincere thanks for the sterling work they were able do and help us on our new journey as James recovers.

“We’re very thankful for all the work of the team,” 
she added.

The attending paramedics described James’ situation “one of those days when, against the odds, we won.”