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Stockton Parish Council

Village Defribrillator

By Bill Robinson Stockton Parish Council

Thursday, 1 December 2016

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Shock Advisory Defribrillator Machine

ACCESS TO A VILLAGE SHOCK ADVISORY DEFIBRILLATOR MACHINE


Thanks to an extraordinarily generous donation by a benefactor, Stockton Football Club have acquired a shock advisory defibrillator machine as a ‘first responder' tool to be used if ever a villager sustains a heart attack, and The Parish Council will be contributing £335 towards the cost of its installation at the Football Club, mounted in an external metal cabinet with a key code lock on the outside wall of the Football Club itself.

Four members of the sports club have undertaken training in the use of the defibrillator and we have a kind offer of further training for other interested villagers by the Ambulance service. For further information on how to enrol for training contact James Neal at Stockton Football Club.

Getting the heart back into a normal rhythm as soon as possible following a heart attack plays a vital role in achieving a successful outcome and potentially saving a life. Once the heart has stopped beating or seriously malfunctions, an immediate early intervention to maintain a blood supply to the brain and vital organs is crucial. If this happens, time is of the essence! The correct order of intervention would be to:
1. immediately dial 999 to active a response by paramedics;
2. commence cardio pulmonary resuscitation to ‘buy time'; and
3. ‘shock' the heart to restart it beating again correctly using a defibrillator machine.

Following some concerns expressed by some villagers, the Clerk is to write to the head of Warwickshire Ambulance service asking if the ambulance response time for a suspected heart attack will be compromised by the placing of the machine in Stockton.

Contact Information

Bill Robinson

  • 01926 814094

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