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We now have a new HeartSafe Public Access Defibrillator installed just outside the main entrance of Blighmont Barracks in Millbrook, Southhampton!  

Back in 2018, during a Physical Training lesson, one of the recruits of the centre, unfortunately, suffered a heart attack, followed by a cardiac arrest, which subsequently stopped his breathing. Due to the courageous efforts of his fellow soldiers, the individual was kept alive for 20 minutes with the use of CPR. When the paramedics arrived, they used a defibrillator to restart the soldier’s heart. 

The soldiers administering CPR are credited with saving the soldier’s life. Sadly, at the time this was the third member of staff to have a heart attack on the site.

Following this, during 2019, the members of the 457 Battery decided they would raise the funds necessary to purchase a defibrillator that could be accessed by the entire community! They did an amazing job, with multiple activities such as a sponsored cycle, running event and a quiz night. Not to mention the Open Day held at the barracks on the 29th of June 2019, which remarkably saw over 800 people attend! 

With their incredible efforts, the full cost of the defibrillator was raised by October 19th, with the plan of having it installed in early 2020. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, this was delayed, however, we are now happy to say that their defibrillator has been installed and is ready 24/7 for anyone who may need it!

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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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