De­fib­ril­la­tor will help save more lives

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A life-sav­ing ma­chine is now on dis­play at Ash­ford’s hos­pi­tal.

The pub­lic ac­cess de­fib­ril­la­tor (PAD) was do­nated to the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal by the East Kent Hospi­tals Char­ity.

The PAD is housed in a ded­i­cated cab­i­net and can be found in the re­cep­tion area of the Willes­bor­ough hos­pi­tal, next to the large map in the main en­trance foyer.

Re­sus­ci­ta­tion of­fi­cer Si­mon Rosen­berg said: “If a pa­tient or mem­ber of the pub­lic suf­fers a car­diac ar­rest in a com­mu­nal area or out­side the hos­pi­tal, we want to en­sure that they have the best chance of sur­vival.

“A pa­tient’s chance of sur­vival de­creases by 14% ev­ery minute that passes with­out de­fib­ril­la­tion, so we are grate­ful to the char­ity for fund­ing th­ese cab­i­nets, which make the de­fib­ril­la­tors easy to see and ac­cess.”

Re­sus­ci­ta­tion of­fi­cer Si­mon Rosen­berg with the Wil­liam Har­vey’s new de­fib­ril­la­tor

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