Public access defibrillators are there to be used for someone in cardiac arrest. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.
The Parish Council have purchased a Public Access Defibrillator for the Parish.
Address: 275 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 8QF.
This location can be reached by going down the lane between the Curlew public house and the West Parley Memorial Hall; or on foot from the recreation ground or footpaths leading from Oakland Walk and Parley Wood. You arrive at a car park with a community building. Go to the side of the building looking directly out over the playing fields (not either side adjacent to the car park nor near the outbuildings). The defibrillator is on the exterior wall of the building near the entrance door to the playing fields.
There is also an accessible Defibrilator at The MS Centre Dorset, Church Lane, West Parley, BH22 8TS.
To find your closest defibrillator please visit The Circuit Defib Finder Map
No formal training is necessary for using them. In the event of an emergency CALL 999, if you do not already know where the defibrillator is located, the ambulance service will direct you. The defibrillator itself is a fully mobile unit, which is kept inside a cabinet to ensure that it is kept in full working order. Remove the defibrillator from the cabinet. When the defibrillator is opened, full instructions are given, both spoken and with diagrams. Do not worry, it will not allow you to hurt the patient, but you may save a life!
For more information on Public Access Defibrillators please see the British Heart Foundation website.