Five defibrillators have been installed into the community of Wheaton Aston and surrounds after a campaign ran by Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston Parish Council and Wheaton Aston Community First Responders.
The sites are registered with the ambulance service and anyone needing access to the machine should call 999 in the first instance to ensure an ambulance is on the way.
The defibrillators are can be found at the following location
The Bradford Arms
Lapley Telephone Box
Sunny Bank Park
Wheaton Aston Sports and Social Club
Stretton Lodge Day Nursery
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.
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On 1st May 2019, we launched a brand new campaign, with a mission to install 1,000 Community Access Defibrillators across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
We work closely with local communities, residents’ associations, businesses, and councils to fundraise, purchase, install and register defibrillators that are public access. The charity works pan-UK and raises awareness, knowledge, and confidence in the safe use of defibrillators and CPR.
In Staffordshire, the average time for emergency services to arrive following a 999 call is 8-12 minutes. In the case of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), every minute counts, the person’s survival rate drops by 7-10% for every minute defibrillation (and CPR) is delayed.