Posted on 12th August 2021 at 10:30
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. It's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. To be effective, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce. Ideally, a defibrillator needs to be within 2 minutes’ walk. There is currently only one public access defibrillator in Kennington, located at the Women’s Institute in Faversham Road. The Council has purchased a redundant BT phone box on Tile Kiln Road to house another one and wants to install three a year for the next two years, spread out across Kennington. Spearpoint Pavilion could be a priority and ABC wants to collaborate in this installation.
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