We're fundraising for two Community Access Public Defibrillators
WE'VE DONE IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Approximately 95% of people who suffer a cardiac arrest will die before reaching the hospital and 30,000 people this year will suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
With effective community initiatives in place, the survival rate could be as high as 50%.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.
We have raised funds to purchase and maintain two cPADs (Community Public Access Defibrillators) for Burpham, Guildford. One is outside Aldi and one at Sutherland Memorial Hall.
You don’t need to be trained to use a defibrillator – anyone can use it. They are simple and easy to use and you don't need any training. There are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads. It then assesses the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it’s needed. You can't deliver a shock accidentally, the defibrillator will only allow you to shock if it is needed.
We're working with The Community Heartbeat Trust - they have helped to install thousands of cPADs in local communities around the country so you can be assured that we're working with the experts!
Where are they?
The first cPAD was fitted outside Aldi. The second one is outside Sutherland Memorial Hall. We'll be arranging training soon so watch this space!