De­fib­ril­la­tors for vis­i­tor cen­tre and church site

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

TWO life-sav­ing de­fib­ril­la­tors has been in­stalled in key lo­ca­tions across the town.

Mac­cles­field Coun­cil was able to put a de­vice and cabi­net by the Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre thanks to a grant from the British Heart Foun­da­tion.

The sec­ond de­vice has been in­stalled out­side Tyther­ing­ton Fam­ily Wor­ship Church.

The equip­ment can only be used on some­one in car­diac ar­rest giving peo­ple the chance to pro­vide what could well be life-sav­ing treat­ment.

Pete Turner, clerk of Mac­cles­field Coun­cil, said: “This new ad­di­tion to the avail­able equip­ment in the town cen­tre is ac­ces­si­ble 24 hours a day and ev­ery day be­ing lo­cated in a public and vis­i­ble place in the town cen­tre.

“We ap­plied for the grant from British Heart Foun­da­tion with the sup­port of the North West Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and are very grate­ful for their work and pro­vi­sion of the fully ac­ces­si­ble Au­to­matic Ex­ter­nal De­fib­ril­la­tor (AED) and the ex­ter­nal cabi­net.”

Coun Bev­er­ley Doo­ley, who rep­re­sents the town cen­tre ward for Mac­cles­field Coun­cil, said: “This is an ex­cel­lent ini­tia­tive brought forward for the ben­e­fit of the town.”

Coun­cil­lors Bev­er­ley Doo­ley (left) and Janet Jack­son with the town cen­tre de­fib­ril­la­tor

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