This defibrillator has kindly been provided by Angus Mackinnon Ltd. The defibrillator is available 24/7 at Angus MacKinnon Ltd, Derby Road, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 8EG.

Stuart Mackinnon, Managing Direct at Angus Mackinnon Ltd said “We took the decision not only for our growing workforce but also to serve our local community in an unfortunate event.

The survival rate when using Defibrillators can be dramatically increased if a patient was to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest.

Let’s hope it never gets used!”

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, its great to see another machine available in the community.

Join our Staffs 1000 campaign

On 1st May 2019, we launched a brand new campaign, with a mission to install 1,000 Community Access Defibrillators across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We work closely with local communities, residents’ associations, businesses, and councils to fundraise, purchase, install and register defibrillators that are public access. The charity works pan-UK and raises awareness, knowledge, and confidence in the safe use of defibrillators and CPR.

In Staffordshire, the average time for emergency services to arrive following a 999 call is 8-12 minutes. In the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), every minute counts, the person’s survival rate drops by 7-10% for every minute defibrillation (and CPR) is delayed.

During this time, the person’s survival depends on bystanders who initiate CPR and defibrillation from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Defibrillation within 3-5 minutes of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 50-70%. This means with more public access defibrillators; we could significantly improve survival rates. https://www.aeddonate.org.uk/staffordshire-1000/