Galleywood Parish Council have purchased and installed two lifesaving defibrillators.
Dial 999 in an emergency and you will be given the location of the nearest defibrillator and the access code so you can fetch it to the incident and help those attending - give it to the person providing CPR.
With a simple two-step process, the fully automatic defibrillator can be used by responders with little or no experience when treating a sudden cardiac arrest victim. A clear display tells the user when the defibrillator is ready for operation and sounds voice prompts to help explain what to do and to keep the user calm under pressure. Once the electrodes have been applied to the patient, the fully automatic defibrillator analyses the patient and, if needed, delivers a shock without the need for manual input.
Outside The Co-op Barnard Road
Thanks to the Co-op in Barnard Road who will be funding the running of the first unit located at the Co-op Store,
Outside Keene Hall on Watchouse Road/The Street
Thanks also to the Keene Hall who will fund the running of the second unit located on the side of the Keene Hall building.
Representatives of the Parish Council, Keene Hall, the Galleywood Heritage Centre, Clubs and Associations and individuals in the village have been trained to operate the equipment. You do not need training to use it - but it is a good idea to go on the course.
The Parish Council is offering ongoing training to additional representatives of Clubs and Associations or to individuals each year. Please contact the Clerk to find out more or to book yourself on the next free course (annual depending on demand).