New defibrillator is installed at Bonawe
ANYONE who suffers heart failure in Bonawe will have an opportunity to get treatment quickly.
After campaigning and raising funds over a number of years, the hamlet on the north coast of Loch Etive now has its own defibrillator.
‘We are delighted to see this life-saving machine installed in Bonawe,’ said Tony Dalgaty, community councillor for Ardchattan. Tony has been working with various bodies over the past year to have the device installed.
The defibrillator is located behind the telephone box at Kenmore Cottages and is attached to the BT building and is highly visi- ble. The British Heart Foundation said people who attend awareness sessions react with greater speed. Awareness sessions are planned for the next few months, including at Ardchattan Primary School. Details of dates and times will be advertised locally.
Ardchattan Community Council (CC) has also secured defibrillators for Benderloch and Barcaldine, which will be installed in the near future.
The CC is grateful for assistance from Oban, Lorn and the Isles Health and Wellbeing Network, Taynuilt Medical Practice, D J Barr, Masonic Lodge Taynuilt and the British Heart Foundation.
Tony Dalgaty and Robin Dodman from Ardchattan Community Council inspect the defibrillator.