DEFIBRILLATOR AND BLEED KIT
We have now raised £2000 towards the cost of a defibrillator and bleed kit which has been placed on the front of the sports centre building, to the left of the front Bar/Café doors.
The purpose of this is that it is available 24hrs a day and available for anyone to use in an emergency. Its registered with the ambulance service so that they can direct anyone to it and as far as we know is the only one available 24 hours on the High Road.
Although a number of businesses have their own defibrillators within their building, many are not registered with the ambulance service and most are only available only during office/business hours. Cardiac Arrests and major trauma injuries are not restricted to 9am-5pm!
There is a 70% plus chance of survival with timely use of a defibrillator as opposed to a 5% chance without!