A defibrillator is now available at The Garden of Remembrance in Longton, Stoke on Trent. Members of Staff also attended a training session to learn how to be more confident with the machine. The defibrillator is registered with the ambulance service and anyone needing it should call 999 for further guidance.

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

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.

Defibrillators are easy to use and provide clear instructions on how to access the pads and where to apply them, the machine will then analyse the heart rhythm and advise if a shock is needed.

This defibrillator will be monitored by a guardian at the site to ensure the machine stays rescue ready.