Village gets life-saving kit

Nether Silton CPAD

5:09pm 11th August 2017
(Updated 5:10pm 11th August 2017)

A village near Thirsk is set to become a community of lifesavers, after being equipped with a public access defibrillator.

It has been installed in Nether Silton, thanks to support from local people, Thirsk Community First Responders (CFRs) and the British Heart Foundation.

The defibrillator is a portable device which can be used to help restart someone's heart when they suffer a cardiac arrest.

For every minute which passes without defibrillation and CPR, the chances of survival decrease by around 10%.

Kathryn Clark, from Siltons and Kepwick Parish Council, said: "We are delighted to help fund this life-saving package. The defibrillator will be placed on the outside of the joinery shop meaning that local people have the best chance of survival should they suffer a cardiac arrest.

"Our thanks go to Steven Dresser and his team for installing the defibrillator and to the local council committee, as well as the local people for allowing us to install one to the side of their building. We're keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too."

Sara Askew, Head of Survival at the British Heart Foundation, added: "In the UK, more than 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year, but less than one in 10 survive. More lives could be saved if more defibrillators were available in public places and if more people felt confident using them and performing CPR.

"We are delighted that they have joined the BHF's Nation of Lifesavers campaign by making another defibrillator available in Nether Silton and teaching CPR locally. It could really be the difference between life and death."

The charity has already helped to place more than 14,000 defibrillators in communities around the UK.

It asks for a contribution of £400 towards each defibrillator.

Thirsk CFRs are organising a CPR training evening at the Gold Cup Inn in Nether Silton at 7pm on Monday 14 August.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to e-mail kathryn@kepwicklodge.co.uk

More information about the Nation of Lifesavers campaign at www.bhf.org.uk/lifesavers

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