There is a new community public access defibrillator at Hales Hall Caravan & Camping Park in Cheadle, fully funded in 3 months by the lovely staff and customers there.

Community Champion, Jo Hammersley contacted us to discuss their ideas and we were delighted to work with them on their fundraising mission. The team organised various events over the 3 months, including a very successful Family Fun Day, and quickly raised the necessary funds allowing them to have their very own defibrillator installed on site.

The defibrillator is available 24/7 and is registered with the ambulance service. Staff at the caravan site will monitor the defibrillator on a regular basis.

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.

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.

Thank you to everyone involved for working with us to help protect your community.