Heart health award for village
PARISH councillors in Rainow won an award for their efforts to promote heart health and prepare for emergencies.
The council was awarded a Gold CardiacSmart accreditation in partnership with the North West Ambulance
NHS Trust after installing defibrillators in the phone box at Mount Pleasant, at the church gates and outside the Robin Hood pub. There are also more than 40 parishioners trained in basic life support to help people who suffer cardiac arrest.
The award recognises organisations and individuals for dedication to raising awareness of heart health, basic life support and defibrillators – which give an electric shock to help to restore a normal heartbeat.
Coun Richard Balment said: “Thanks to the training we have received
Sfrom the ambulance service, a local paramedic and the Bollington First Responder Team we are increasing the chances of survival for anybody who suffers a cardiac arrest.
“We have three defibrillators as a result of the Parish Council, Holy Trinity Church and local volunteers.
“Our award is testament to the work that has been put into making Rainow a healthier place for people to visit and its residents.”