Public Access Defibrillators
Would you know what to do if someone collapsed? I'm sure all of us would call 999. However, our ambulances tend to come from Ellesmere Port. It can take around 13 minutes for an ambulance to reach us in Frodsham. If someone has collapsed, they may well need help more quickly than that.
Public access defibrillators can mean the difference between life and death. If someone has collapsed, their heart may need to shocked to help it beat normally. Our public access defibrillators are very easy to operate, as they effectively talk you through what needs to be done. All anyone needs to do is attach the two sticky pads to the patient's chest, and the defibrillator does the rest automatically. Don't worry, it only delivers a shock to those who need it!
Since 2008, we've been working hard to ensure that we have as many public access defibrillators in Frodsham as possible. We've got 10 public access defibrillators in Frodsham, and we've been involved to some extent in getting all of them here! We've also insisted on one being put into Helsby High School, too.
North West Ambulance service knows where the defibrillators are, so don't be surprised if you're asked to go and pick one up and bring it to a casualty.
|1||Gates Garage||24 hr||FTC|
|2||Forest Hills||24 hr||CWaC Member Grants|
M to F 7:00-22:00
|CWaC Member Grants|
|4||Overton Stores||extended shop hours||FTC|
|5||Taylors Opticians||usual shop hours||FTC|
|6||Weaver Vale School||school hours||CWaC Member Grants|
|7||Manor House School||school hours||CWaC Member Grants|
|8||Frodsham CofE School||school hours||CWaC Member Grants|
|9||St Luke's school||school hours||CWaC Member's Grants|
|10||Medical Centre||M to F 8:00-18:30||NHS|
I raised the importance of the Medical Centre having a public access defibrillator, both at the planning permission stage and in negotiations with the contractors, as well as in discussions with the Medical Centre staff.
Would you be willing to be trained as a first responder? First responders can be tasked by North West Ambulance to go to an incident first, ahead of the ambulance. If you'd like to be trained to serve the Frodsham community, please get in touch, as we may be able to find funding for the training.