A Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) was recently installed at Henwick Worthy Sports Ground, a device that could save a life for someone in cardiac arrest. The device is designed to be used and accessed by the public. A cardiac arrest may be caused as the result of a heart attack, it may be the person has a heart condition, it may just be spontaneous, but having both Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) started as soon as possible and a defibrillator to hand increases the chance of survival significantly.
15th November 2014
12th November 2014
We would like to say a big thank you to the Young Corn Exchange who put on a Fundraising Event for three charities on the 28th October 2014. The three charities were the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance, the Cardiac Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and Heartstart Thatcham. There was a fantastic show of talent from a range of performers including music and comedy.
18th September 2014
PC Kieren Baker took a team from Thames Valley Police with him to climb a mountain, Pen Y Fan, on 16th October 2014. Earlier this year PC Baker along with many friends took part in the Bayer 10k race. Near to the finish line one of his friends collapsed suffering a cardiac arrest. PC Baker stepped in and performed Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Luckily there was an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a nearby first aid station, which was used to restore the heart of the casualty into rhythm.
16th September 2014
A young police officer saved the life of a runner at a race in Newbury earlier this year (2014). He along with other officers are climbing (16th Sept.) Pen Y Fan mountain in Wales to raise funds for us. This will allow us, when funds allow, to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which will be placed in a public location in Newbury Town Centre. In the event of a cardiac arrest the device can then be used increasing a casualties chance of survival to around 75%.
22nd June 2014
We have a number of schemes to get more Automated External Defibrillators (AED) into the community. Over the past few weeks, and months, we have had many questions asked about the devices and what can be done, and indeed what are we doing, to get more into local communities. So first, an AED is a defibrillator.