Defibrillator will help save more lives
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