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More HeartSafe® Cabinets for Swanage

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016

More HeartSafe® Cabinets for Swanage

Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership installs more HeartSafe® Cabinets in Swanage.


The latest installations can be found at the following locations:-


1.     Swanage Sea Rowing Club Boathous, Encombe Road, Swanage, BH19 2FA.


2.     Swanage Railway Station, Station Approach, Swanage, BH19 1HB


3.     Swanage Town Council Public Toilets, Shore Road, Swanage, BH19 1LA


4.     Swanage Coastguard Station, North Beach Car Park, Swanage, BH19 1NX

The Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership was formed by a group of locals and an unveiling ceremony took place at the Railway Station building with Swanage estate agent and Partnership supporter David Corben cutting a ribbon to officially unveil the new equipment.



Also involved in defibrillator awareness, education and training work, the Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership is composed of representatives of Dorset Police, the Coastguard, the National Health Service and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (R.N.L.I.).


The Partnership's life-saving work has been endorsed by Swanage Hospital, the town's health centre and the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.


Swanage Railway General Manager Matt Green said: "The Swanage Railway is delighted to support this important life-saving initiative. Our trains carry more than 210,000 passengers a year and this new equipment will help to save lives in the event of heart attacks".



Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership member Ian Brown said: "I would like to thank everyone who has helped purchase and install this defibrillator at Swanage station – as well as five others around the town – because the equipment will help save lives in the event of a heart attack.


"We're appealing for more donations so we can install defibrillators at the Royal British Legion Club in the High Street, at the town's hospital and at Herston on the outskirts of Swanage".


For more information on how to make your local community HeartSafe®  please contact us on 01275 333999 or email enquiries@heartsafe.org.uk



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