Defibrillator installed at Withington Village Hall

12th March 2020 - Rachel Richards

This defibrillator has been kindly provided using funds from a donation by a generous parishoner, for the benefit of the people of Withington and all the users of this Village Hall. This campaign was supported by the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme.

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time and following the four steps in the chain of survival can help to increase the patient’s chances of survival.

  • Call 999
  • Commence CPR
  • Early Defibrillation
  • Early Advanced Life Support

Defibrillators are easy to use and come with either verbal or visual step by step instructions. The machines are designed to be used by anyone with or without prior training. Anyone needing a defibrillator should call 999 in the first instance and the call handler will advise where the nearest one is and how to access it. If effective CPR and a defibrillator can be applied within the first 3-5 minutes of collapse the chances of survival for the victim can increase from 6%-74%. Without immediate treatment, 90%-95% of patients will die.

Thank you to everyone involved for working with us on this project for working with us on this project, its great to see another machine available in the community.

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