skills given to West
Huntspill residents for new defibrillator
Huntspill Parish Council has recently received a grant for a public
defibrillator from the British Heart Foundation - and training on
how to use it has been carried out this week for local people.
new defibrillator is to be installed outside the Crossways Inn in
the village very shortly.
part of the grant funding West Huntspill held a CPR and defibrillator
training event on Saturday (April 14th) at the Balliol Hall,"
said Alex Harris, Clerk to the Parish Council.
trained 10 members of the village in life-saving skills and this
will be the first session of many to raise awareness of importance
someone suffers a cardiac arrest, their heart stops pumping blood
around their body and they will die within minutes without treatment.
every minute without defibrillation, a persons chance of survival
decreases by around 10 percent.
a bystander giving immediate CPR and defibrillation can double a
persons chances of survival in some cases.
2016, a £1 million partnership with the Department of Health
was announced by the British Heart Foundation to
make public access defibrillators and CPR training more widely available
in communities across England. This has helped to fund over 14,000
life saving defibrillators in towns, cities and villages across
the UK - more details are available