Life-saving medical equipment is just minutes away for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in the vicinity of Croxden Abbey in Croxden.
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 public 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. With this case we had to comply with English Heritage who specified we had to supply a grey defibrillator cabinet.”
Responsible for around 100,000 deaths in the UK every year, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the country’s biggest killers but quick and easy access to a defibrillator can significantly increase the chances of survival.