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HeartSafe® and Bumblebee Plumbing & Heating Working Together To Make Warrington And Surrounding Areas Heartsafe®!

Many years ago, a local GP referred to the Chew Valley area of North Somerset (about 9 miles south of Bristol) as “Death Valley”. This was overheard by Clive Setter, who lived and worked in the Valley who subsequently spoke to his sister, Trudie Lobban, who is the CEO of the Arrhythmia Alliance Charity.  

A cunning plan was devised to commence a pilot scheme linked with the Great Western Ambulance Service (now South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust) to place Public Access Defibrillators in secure, weatherproof heated cabinets throughout the Valley. Some 16 Villages were targeted. Local communities were appraised of the initiative and supported it. CPR training sessions commenced.

The “Death Valley” became the “Safe Valley” and HeartSafe® was born with each Village becoming HeartSafe® and having a greater opportunity of using a defibrillator in the following few vital minutes after a cardiac arrest was suspected whilst the Emergency Services made their way to the incident.

Within the years since HeartSafe® was born, we have been consistently looking to partner up with great businesses across the UK and slowly make the whole of the United Kingdom’ HeartSafe®’.

With that in mind, Bumblebee Plumbing & Heating, based in Warrington, are proud to support the local community following the shocking scenes involving Christian Eriksen at the 2020 Euros; they have now launched their #BEEaHero campaign.

From September to December is notoriously Bumblebee Plumbing & Heating’s busiest period for boiler installations. So… with this in mind: they will be donating £50 per boiler installed towards our #BEEaHero fund.
Each time we reach our goal of £1380, we will be donating a defibrillator to a worthy cause of the customer’s choosing. This might be your local amateur football team, dance group, amateur theatre group etc. 

If you are based in Warrington or surrounding areas, and you are looking for a defibrillator, then email [email protected] to be considered.

Working Together To Make Warrington And Surrounding Areas HeartSafe®

What are the facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the single most significant cause of death – around 100,000 deaths per year are as a result of SCA. It is estimated 60,000 occur out of the hospital. Less than 5% of sufferers survive a cardiac arrest. With the early use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and effective CPR, the survival rate can increase to 50%. There is a likelihood that cardiac arrests will occur within the population of one of our business/projects whilst workmen, professionals or visitors are on the premises/site.

Many SCA victims can be saved if persons nearby recognise what has happened, summon the ambulance service with the minimum of delay, perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (particularly chest compressions) and use an AED to provide a high energy electric shock to restore the heart’s normal rhythm. Each of these stages is a link in a chain of events that provide the best chance of success, but the critical factor is the speed with which the shock is given.

What are the features of an AED?

Purchasing a defibrillator can be confusing, as the technical ability and performance of the defibrillator may be only understood by trained personnel and sales persons! When in doubt, before money is spent, we recommend you discuss with us your specific requirements of where your defibrillator is to be positioned and who it is likely to be used by. We will be happy to give you our advice before you commit to any purchase. Contact Us

Photographs of PADs In The News

External Defibrillator Case at Bristol Water
Fabrice Muamba At Chelsea Football Club with HeartSafe Defibrillator
External Defibrillator Case at Clifton Suspension Bridge
Group of Paramedics With External Defibrillator Cabinets

Bristol Water

Fabrice Muamba 

Clifton Suspension Bridge 

Frome Hospital 

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