Life-saving medical equipment is just minutes away for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in the vicinity of Gelliswick VC Primary School, Pembrokeshire. The placement of this defibrillator was made possible by funding received from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. This defibrillator is available to all who use the school and is registered with the ambulance service.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. Providing an essential and potentially life-saving, stage in the treatment of anyone suffering a Cardiac Arrest, defibrillators are easy to operate with step-by-step instructions for members of the community to use in an emergency. They’re becoming an increasingly common sight in public places across the country and have already saved many lives.
Jamie Richards, Chief Executive of AEDdonate said: “It’s great to see another AED out in the community. I would urge other people in the area to contact us to see how we can help. It may be that we have funding available in your area”
Did you know that 270 children die every year of sudden cardiac arrest at school? Defibrillators play a major part in the chain of survival.
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Do you have a missing link in your chain? let us help you to be prepared in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
Thank you to Gelliswick VC Primary School, Pembrokeshire for housing this little lifesaver.