Did you know, Longton Park has a defibrillator?

15th March 2022 - Rachel Richards

Did you know, Longton Park has a defibrillator?

The defibrillator was installed for the benefit of the local community with support from Longton Junior Parkrun, 1000milesofmatt and Councillor Lilian Dodd in memory of Peter Harvey.

The defibrillator is available 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 999. The caller will be advised of the location of the defibrillator and provided with the code to open the secure cabinet in which it is housed. The ambulance call assessor has the ability to talk to any caller, defibrillator trained or not, through instructions on how to use the device as well as CPR techniques. The defibrillator itself also provides voice guidance throughout, and visual guides are also present.

The chance of survival after Sudden Cardiac Arrest decreases minute by minute, but if someone is shocked with a defibrillator within 3 minutes, their chance of survival increases by 70 %.

AEDdonate covers the whole of the UK to raise awareness, knowledge, and confidence in the safe use of defibrillators and CPR as well as fitting them within local communities.

To donate to the charity from home, visit aeddonate.org.uk, or to discuss fundraising for a community defibrillator in your local area, call 01785 472 224.

If you would like more information on how you or your business can donate a defibrillator to a Community Publihttp://tel01785 472 224c Access Site visit http://www.aeddonate.org.uk

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