Defibrillators in Pinxton and South Normanton .
Every year in the UK approximately 30,000 people suffer from SCA ( Sudden Cardiac Arrest). SCA is where the heart goes into irregular beats. Currently only 10% of people who have cardiac arrests survive. The chances of survival reduce by 7-10% for each minute the heart is not functioning correctly. By doing resuscitation and using a defibrillator this survival rate could be increased to 50%. That could be 12,000 lives saved.
So what do we do?
Learn basic resuscitation. How to keep the heart pumping.
Know where the nearest defibrillator is.
Learn and practice resuscitation.
Learn the simple steps to save a life.
Check out the Lifesaver app on your smart phone on Google play store or apple play.
Funding has been raised for public access defibrillators across Pinxton and Normanton through:-
Personal donations from the families and friends of Bill Guy and of Warren Hickling
Efforts of Little Fibbers, WI South Normanton and Pinxton Labour Party
St. John Ambulance
Pinxton Parish Council
Derbyshire County Council
County Councillor Jim Coyle
Businesses hosting the defibrillators in Pinxton and South Normanton
One Stop Shop Wharf Stores, Wharf Road, Pinxton
The Co-op. Both Villages
Mitchell Sports, Mansfied Road, South Normanton
Great Wall Chinese Take away, Town Street, Pinxton
Brigg Infant school, South Street, South Normanton
Pinxton Village Hall, Kirkstead Road, Pinxton
Boundary Pub, Lea Vale, Broadmeadows
Defibrillators shock the heart into re-starting its regular rhythm. They have been developed to the stage where they are safe and easy to use, and can be used by anyone with little or no experience, by following prompts.
Installing defibrillators into our villages and training as many people as possible in CPR is the best chance of saving lives. We are now installing them.
Now it’s up to you, and you can be that hero.
Come to the first training session at Pinxton Village Hall, Kirkstead Road, Pinxton NG16 6NA,
Monday 5th March 7.30 – 9.00. Training by St. John Ambulance
Let’s make sure that we do everything we can to save lives.
See what a defibrillator looks like and how to use it.