We have a defibrillator!
Someone of you may have notice our defibrillator is now in place by the entrance to the village hall. It is ready for use.
It is accessible in an unlocked, but alarmed, box. The use of the defibrillator is straightforward, it gives verbal instruction and will not function if not being used correctly, thus you cannot harm ‘the patient’. The ambulance 999 service has been made aware of its existence and will direct callers to the defib in appropriate circumstances.
Training is not required but some residents attended a presentation in the village on Monday 30th January to make themselves familiar with the defibrillator and its use. Our thanks go to Dr Tuke who discussed its use and techniques that work alongside it.
Our thanks go to those who have made donations towards the provision of this potentially life saving resource.
Local retired G.P., Dr Tuke recently gave a training session in cardiac resuscitation in the village hall.