In the UK approximately 200 people per day suffer sudden cardiac arrest. For every minute that passes until help arrives, the chances of survival decrease by 23%. Clinical evidence suggests that this figure is actually higher in practice in rural locations. Early defibrillation can increase the survival chances of a person who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest by as much as 50%.
Our village has a Community Defibrillator, which was kindly donated to us by the North Elmham Young Farmers. It is currently installed on the outside wall of the Memorial Hall but should soon be relocated to the outside wall of the Doctors surgery.