UPHILL VILLAGE DEFIBRILLATOR SCHEME TRAINING SESSIONS START

Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens around 140,000 times a year in the UK, making it one of the UK’s largest killers – equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every day! The potential for saving a life is dependent upon time, the faster medical help can be attained, the better the chance of survival. Clinical studies suggest you have less than 5 minutes from the event to save the life, this decreasing by up to 23% per minute. In rural areas it takes time to get medical help, so Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPAD) have a very important part to play in helping save lives in rural communities. cPAD schemes are reckoned to be about 10x more effective in saving life post hospital than other community schemes alone

Uphill Village Society were recently pleased to announce that three defibrillators have been installed within the village and are now ready for use in an emergency located outside of the public toilets on Links Rd, the Uphill Methodist Church on Uphill Road South and the Victory Hall in Westfield Road.

The Community Heartbeat Trust  will demonstrate the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest  at the second of three awareness training sessions to be held on Tuesday 18 September at Westhaven School in Ellesmere Road, Uphill at 6pm.Other dates will be arranged so keep checking for details

The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in our community, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Everybody is welcome, and no special skills are required, just your willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency

The equipment has been supplied by Uphill Village Society with the aid of National Lottery Funding and will be managed by the Uphill Village Society in partnership with the Community HeartBeat Trust.

The Uphill Village Society would like to thank Uphill Methodist Church, Uphill Village Victory Hall and Weston super Mare Town Council for giving permission for the cabinets to be attached to their buildings.

For more information contact secretary@uphillvillage.org.uk telephone 01934 628373

 

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