Defibrillator for Roston
Posted: 19/12/2018 02:19:02 PM
The Roston Inn (known locally as 'The Shant') is at the junction of Mill Lane and Lid Lane in the hamlet of Roston in the parish of Norbury with Roston. The campaign has been funded by numerous events held at the pub, supported by the local community. The funds were boosted with donations from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and support from Councillor Steve Bull from his Members' Community Leadership Scheme.
The defibrillator has been installed on the outside wall of the pub and is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The defibrillator is registered with the local ambulance service and can be activated to anyone needing it in the nearby vicinity. This means that users of the pub and residents in the nearby area are now protected in the event of a cardiac arrest. The defibrillator is available 24/7.
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.
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.