Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
A new Automated External Defibrillator has been secured for Swanbourne by Dr Caroline Walker
This public access defibrillator and a cabinet have been kindly funded in full through a government funded BHF grant. The defibrillator will be located on the outside of the Village Hall to be accessible 24 hours a day.
The defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose consciousness almost at once. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. It is therefore imperative local people know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.
The defibrillator is located on the outside wall of the Village Hall.