A community effort means life-saving medical equipment is just minutes away for residents in Norton Green. Thank you to everyone who contributed including Councillor Dave Evans who allocated funding from his ward budget. 

 

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 public to use in an emergency.

 

They’re becoming an increasingly common sight in public places across the country and have already saved many lives.

 

Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate said: “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.”

 

Responsible for around 30,000 out of hospital deaths in the UK every year, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the country’s biggest killers but quick and easy access to a defibrillator can significantly increase the chances of survival.