Worcester Park has gained a defibrillator and training kit awarded by the British Heart Foundation. This lifesaving package will hugely increase the chances of survival for cardiac arrest victims.
A defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, the chance of survival decreases by around 10 per cent.
The training kit means that members of the public can learn how to use the kit in 30 minutes, and will transform Worcester Park into a community of lifesavers.
There will also be training sessions open to the public so that residents can learn how to use the defibrillator.
Lib Dem Councillor for Worcester Park Richard Marston said: "We are delighted to have the defibrillator in Worcester Park. It will be great to see as many people as possible trained in defibrillation and CPR. This is a great opportunity for local residents to get involved and become potential lifesavers.”
Come along to one of the training sessions, which will be held on a Saturday every month in the Royal British Legion Club House, Central Road, Worcester Park. The next session will be on Saturday 8th of April, between 11.00am and 12.00 noon.