The Guild Hall in Cheadle is the new home to a defibrillator previously located on the Alton Castle Public house. Many of the local community will know that the pub is now permanently closed and whilst power was still being supplied to the cabinet, the defibrillator still needed to be maintained through regular checks.
Peter Lucas said "The Guild Hall Cheadle is very pleased to be able to host a defibrillator, supplied by AEDdonate. This particular equipment was previously located at the nearby Alton Castle public house, which is now closed. The Guild Hall is a prominent building in the town of Cheadle, and the defibrillator will be easy to access in case of emergency.
The cost of the transfer has been met through Guild Hall rental income, demonstrating the commitment of the Guild Hall management committee and St Giles Catholic Church to supporting the local community"
The defibrillator has been installed on the outside wall of the Guild Hall in a brand new cabinet and is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The machine is registered with the local ambulance service and can be activated to anyone needing it in the nearby vicinity. Anyone needing access to the device must call 999. This means that users of the Guild Hall and residents in the nearby area are now protected in the event of a cardiac arrest.
The old defibrillator cabinet at the Alton Castle Public House is now out of order and covered up. The ambulance service have been informed and this has now been removed from the database
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. Providing an essential and potentially life-saving stage in the treatment of anyone suffering a Cardiac Arrest. Defibrillators are easy to operate with step-by-step instructions for members of the community to use in an emergency.
Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate said: “Thank you to everyone at the Guild Hall and St Giles Catholic Church for making this possible. It’s great to see another AED out in the community. I would urge other people in the area to contact us to see how we can help"