12th March 2018
With 53 defibrillators now placed by the Heartstart Thatcham team and many more to come we continue to hear things being said about Automated External Defibrillators (AED) that are simply wrong. So this post should clarify some of the issues. Briefly, if someone has a cardiac arrest you need to (1) get help, (2) start CPR and (3) get an AED. Time is critical here, the faster you act the better their chance of survival. Disclaimer: we are not medical experts if you are in need of assistance please seek professional medical advice.
11th December 2017
The West Berkshire Community Champions 2017 were awarded at a special presentation on 7th December 2017. The evening started with Councillor Quentin Webb, Chairman of West Berkshire Council who said:
8th December 2017
A defibrillator has been installed in Victoria Park, Newbury, at the newly refurbished tennis courts entrance and was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr David Fenn at 11am on Friday 8 December. This is the Heartstart Thatcham team’s 51st defibrillator. The ‘Public Access’ defibrillator will be available to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
18th October 2017
18th September 2017
The Heartstart Thatcham team joined the Burdwood Surgery on 16th September 2017 to mark their 30th anniversary. There were a number of events taking place within the surgery with members of the public dropping by to find out more about the surgery, meet staff and some of the organisations that work in the community.