Welford Parish Council has installed a Public Access Defibrillator on the village hall at Wickham, devices like these are saving lives in rural areas, where an ambulance may not reach the patient within the crucial time.
The defibrillator is secured in a specially designed locked cabinet. On phoning 999 the ambulance service, if it is appropriate for the patient will inform the caller where the defibrillator is and how to access it. The defibrillator comes in a carry case complete with all you need to use it, it will talk the user through how to deliver the shock if required. There is an adult and child setting on the defib and with the clear and concise instructions the idea is that anyone can use it in an emergency. If you would like to know more about the equipment and familiarise yourself with it details can be found here www.ipad-aed.com/training/ .
The Parish Council hopes to run a free training session in the near future to give people the confidence in an emergency.
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