A community in Oldham now have a defibrillator available 24/7 after the family of Mary Dent decided to create a lasting legacy in her memory.

The machine has been located on the Parish Centre next to the St. Herbert’s Roman Catholic Parish Church. is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The defibrillator is registered with the local ambulance service and can be activated to anyone needing it in the nearby vicinity.

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.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the placement of this defibrillator.