A new public access defibrillator has been installed at Spring Paddock Caravan and Motorhome Park in Bednall, Staffordshire. The AED has been registered with the local ambulance service and is available to the public 24/7.

Owner Martin Warner said “Spring Paddock CL is an adult only Caravan and Motorhome Park that is located within the village of Bednall, Staffordshire, situated adjacent to Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We can accommodate five touring caravans or motorhomes at one time or visitors can take the opportunity to stay in our holiday let ” Ye Old Tack Room “.

Both myself and Deborah appreciate the massive advantages of having a defibrillator close to hand as in the case of an emergency we feel time really does matter, having a constant flow of visitors to our site and the close proximity to a main road, we felt this was a huge asset to have on site for all in need in case of an emergency.

Spring Paddock Caravan & Motorhome Park joined forces with our very own Pest & Wildlife management business, Pestex Ltd , to fund the purchase of the defibrillator and its cabinet and promote others to consider the opportunity to also help fund these vital pieces of equipment for our community.”

Jamie Richards, Chief Executive Officer of Stone-based charity AEDdonate, said: “We are delighted that Spring Paddock Caravan and Motorhome Park now have a brand new defibrillator installed. Congratulations to everyone at the park for keeping their community safe in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.”

AEDdonate covers the whole of the UK to raise awareness, knowledge and confidence in the safe use of defibrillators and CPR as well as fitting them within local communities.

To donate to the charity from home visit aeddonate.org.uk, or to discuss fundraising for a community defibrillator in your local area call 01785 472 224.The chance of survival after Sudden Cardiac Arrest decreases minute by minute, but if someone is shocked with a defibrillator within 3 minutes their chance of survival increases by 70 %.

Having an AED within a 1/2-mile radius from wherever you are I believe is a must. We would welcome further communities to get in touch to see if we can help.”

If anyone dials 999 to a patient who is in cardiac arrest in the area, the caller will be advised on the location of the defibrillator and provided with the code to open the secure cabinet in which it is housed. The ambulance call assessor has the ability to talk to any caller, defibrillator trained or not, through instructions on how to use the device as well as CPR techniques. The defibrillator itself also provides voice guidance throughout and pictorial guides are also present.

If you would like more information on how you or your business can donate a defibrillator to a Community Public Access Site visit www.aeddonate.org.uk

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