Tunstead Parish Council are keen to provide a defibrillator unit, and store it within the disused ‘phone box outside the primary school. The phone box will be relabelled so that everyone will recognise its new purpose. The phone box will retain is overall appearance and colour.
A defibrillator is used on a person when they have had a cardiac arrest (heart stops beating). Every minute that passes when a person has had a cardiac arrest reduces their chances of survival by 10%. So, the quicker treatment can start the better. Having such a device to hand will help improve a person’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest. The user will collect the device from the ‘phone box and take it straight to the patient.
The parish council are hoping that people will come forward to be trained in its use. One of our councillors will arrange for training as part of a St. Johns recruitment evening. At this event a demonstration of the use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be given along with a taster of what St Johns offer in both training and support for its current and prospective members.
If you are interested in learning about the defibrillator and the St Johns organisation, please use the vote form below. Your details will not be collected, but will go towards understanding how many people would come to such an event.