Vital life saving defibrillator installed on church wall

 A new defibrillator has been installed on the external wall of the church centre and is available all day, every day for emergency use.

The device can give a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest and could potentially save their life, when used in conjunction with good quality CPR.

Visible from the High Street, the defibrillator is bright yellow and is located close to the glass fronted entrance to the church centre Harbour Cafe.

With easy to follow instructions, the machine is designed to be used by anyone with or without prior training.

The defibrillator was facilitated by Tranter Training Solutions Ltd. via a donation from the Royal Arch Benevolent Fund.

Judith Wright, Church Centre Manager said: “Cardiac arrests could happen to anyone at any time and using the defibrillator could increase someone’s chances of survival.  Our central High Street location is ideal for having a defib and we want everyone to help spread the word that it’s in place and available to use in an emergency.”

Defibrillators are also known as Automated External Defibrillators (AED) which is why in the photo you can see the letters AED as part of the usage instructions.

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