Defibrillator Volunteers needed - Feb 2016

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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.

This vital piece of equipment could save the life of someone in our village, and by being part of a system called VETS (Village Emergency Telephone System) you could help. I need 10 volunteers including myself to set up a VETS system for our community. You do not have to be medically trained. All you need is a telephone line and the willingness to collect and deliver the defibrillator should it be needed. If you would like to know more please contact me on 01362 668539 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Clerk will forward on your email. Thank you.

Debbie Warner