The Council has installed three public access defibrillators, the first at the Scout Hall in School Road, followed by one at the Rec Pavilion and another at Redhill Village Hall. All these defibrillators are securely mounted in cabinets on external walls and are available for use at any time by residents or medical professionals. In an emergency you should always call 999 and the Ambulance Service will assess the circumstances and, if they feel that it would be right to use the defibrillator, give the cabinet access code and provide guidance on how to treat the patient.
The defibrillator at the Scout Hall was donated to the Council by David James & Partners, for which we are very grateful. We were very pleased that the Scout & Guide Group agreed that this defibrillator could be located at the Scout Hall and they will monitor its use and condition. This is a HeartSine defibrillator supplied by AED Locator and further information on defibrillators and their use is available on the AED Locator website as well as through the British Heart Foundation.
The other defibrillators are Cardiac Science G3 units and were supplied by the South West Ambulance Service, with the Council providing secure cabinets from the Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT), with donation support. The CHT website offers advice on defibrillators and their use, see here.
Residents and visitors should note that there are other public access defibrillators installed at Tesco (Congresbury), with more in Congresbury, at the Mendip Spring Golf Club, at Churchill Memorial Hall and at the George & Dragon, Felton, with several available at Bristol Airport.
Please let us know if you need more information and, especially, if you hear of anyone having used the Redhill or Wrington defibrillators.