18th February 2022
Plus Dane has worked with community partners to help provide potentially life-saving defibrillators in both Liverpool and Congleton.
A joint project between Congleton Partnership and Plus Dane has seen one defibrillator installed outside the Bromley Farm Wellbeing Hub on Parnell Square, Congleton. While Plus Dane also worked with Walton Amateur Boxing Club to install another defibrillator at their gym.
Around 30,000 people each year suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest and, according to figures from the British Heart Foundation, only 1 in 10 people survive. However, the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest jumps from 6% to 74% if the casualty is in a shockable rhythm and a defibrillator is deployed within 3 minutes. These shocking statistics underline the importance of having access to this equipment in our communities.
Usman Ashiq, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Plus Dane said:
“We are pleased to be working together with two organisations that do such vital work to support our communities. We recognise the importance of having defibrillators available in our communities and were pleased to have the opportunity to help provide them.”
Each defibrillator is registered on a central database which means 999 operators can direct someone to their nearest one in the event of an emergency.
Chris Thomas, Club Secretary at Walton ABC, said: “On behalf of all at Walton ABC I would like to thank all at Plus Dane for their support in obtaining this defibrillator. We hope to never have to use it but just knowing it is there to save lives means a great deal to us all.”
Cathy Dean, Congleton Partnership Officer commented:
“The Congleton Partnership is committed to working with partners to install life-saving defibrillators at strategic points around the town, it really does save lives.
“No specialist training is needed to use a defibrillator as full instructions are given at the time of use but visitors to Congleton’s Community Health and Wellbeing Fayre taking place on the 29th March at Congleton Town Hall are invited to take part in a defibrillator training workshop, installing confidence in your ability to use the device should you need to!”
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