A local Charity and MP Graham Stuart have been out to see the latest defibrillators to be installed in the area thanks to their joint efforts.
“Graham has been campaigning for local council parishes to have automated defibrillators installed due to emergency service cuts and delays.”
“Due to this campaign the N.U.R.S.E. Charity received requests for help. In total, N.U.R .S. E. has now provided seven automated defibrillators to the more remote villages in our region.”
Mr. Slingsby said;
“When we put it to the teams who use the facility they were all very supportive and asked what they could do to help us get one. We have signs leading up to the ground showing people where they can locate the defibrillator.”
“I would like to thank N.U.R.S.E for their help in providing the defibrillator. I hope it won’t be required, but we have the comfort of it being available should an emergency arise.”
Mr. Stuart who is Defibrillator Champion has made an ongoing commitment to raise awareness and help get as many defibrillators as possible installed in his constituency.
Commenting on his visits he said;
“I hope by doing things like this it will help alert people to the fact this life-saving equipment can be found at these locations.”
“When someone has a heart attack, every minute that passes sees their survival chance fall by 7% to 10%, so having a defibrillator to hand can make all the difference whilst an ambulance is on its way.”