Great Easton Defibrillator Update –
The Parish Council has decided to install a defibrillator within the village.
A defibrillator is a computerised medical device that can be used to save a life following a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Studies have shown that you have less than 5 minutes from a SCA to save the life. The chances of survival decrease by 23% per minute beyond this period. A SCA can happen to any of use at any time. A defibrillator is estimated to be 10 times more effective in saving a life than any other community healthcare scheme.
Lucy Mckay kindly offered to run the Great Easton Defibrillator project on behalf of the Parish Council.
Lucy and the project have decided to embark of a fundraising initiative to provide the defibrillator and to train as many people in its use. Any donations from businesses, organisations, clubs and individual households would be most welcome. To make a donation please either contact Lucy Mckay on 01536 770363 or donations can be made payable to the Great Easton Parish Council and handed in to the village shop to be collected and passed on.
De-fib Update – March 2017 – So far funding of approximately £1800.00 has been raised. The preferred location for the defibrillator unit is the BT kiosk at the Village shop. This is a central location, with its own power supply. An application has been submitted to BT and we await further information from them on this.
13 people have volunteered to date for training and to be part of the village defibrillator team. Training will be sourced and it is hoped this will take place in June / July this year.
If anyone else is interested in helping, being trained or has any previous knowledge or experience of defibrillators then please contact Lucy McKay – 01536 770363