This defibrillator has been provided using funds raised by Eaton Park Residents’ Association, Cllr Heather Blurton, Shires Vets Ltd Eaton Park, Worksop Pharmacy Eaton Park, Berryhill Village and residents in the local community. The defibrillator is located on the external wall of The Bellringer public house. The machine is available 24/7 and is registered with the ambulance service. A nominated guardian will be checking the defibrillator on a regular basis to ensure it is always available.
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 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.
James Russell Head of Community and Education at AEDdonate said “This is a perfect example of local residents, businesses and the local council working together to fund a potentially life saving community asset with fundraising ideas that led to a completed campaign in a matter weeks. This shows just how easy it is, anyone wishing to find out more can contact us at 01785 472224 or visit our website for more information https://www.aeddonate.org.uk/”
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/