Three publicly accessible defibrillators are to be installed around Hampton, following donations from the community, and proceeds raised from local events.
The defibrillators will be located throughout Hampton at the following locations:
- The White House, The Avenue
- The Social Club, Ashley Road
- The Hampton Ferry Boat House, Thames Street
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The defibrillators will be available 24/7, within easy reach of the general public and be signposted so that they can easily be located in the event of an emergency.
Sally Hornsey, owner of Plush Folly, said:
Thanks to the generous donations from the local independent traders, proceeds from last year’s Classics on the Green car show, a raffle held at Christmas and a very kind donation from a local resident, we were humbled to find that we could afford not one but three defibrillators.
We are unique in the borough to have this much life-saving apparatus in and around the Village, supplied entirely by donations.
The British Heart Foundation says that after calling 999 and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using a defibrillator is the best way to increase the chances of someone surviving a cardiac arrest.
The defibrillators are easy to use, and will only deliver a shock to the patient if no normal heartbeat is found, helping to ensure that they cannot cause harm, and can only help save a life.
No prior training is required to operate the defibrillators, however training evenings will be organised in due course for anyone who wishes to learn how to use the equipment.
A new fund has been setup to raise money for a 4th defibrillator which is hoped will be placed on the Village Green.
If you’d like to know more, or to donate, please email Sally Hornsey or Jane Witham, or visit them in person at either Plush Folly or The Jolly Coopers.