Life-saving medical equipment is just minutes away for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in the vicinity of Stone Crown Bowling club. Thanks go to Stone Rural Parish council and AEDdonate charity shop for helping to fund the machine. A training session was held on the 8th September demonstrating how easy the machine is to use. 

 

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: “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. A big well done to everyone at Stone Crown Bowling club and all who helped to make this happen.”

 

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.