In a joint project between Congleton Partnership and Plus Dane, a potentially life-saving defibrillator has been installed outside the Bromley Farm Wellbeing Hub on Parnell Square, Congleton.

Around 30,000 people each year suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest, according to figures from the British Heart Foundation only 1 in 10 people survive. However, the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest jumps from 6% to 74% if the casualty is in a shockable rhythm and a defibrillator is deployed within 3 minutes, it’s vital that our communities have access to defibrillators 24 hours a day!

Usman Ashiq, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Plus Dane said:

“We are pleased to be working together with the Congleton Partnership yet again, this time on a really important community safety initiative. We recognise the importance of having a visible Defibrillator in our community therefore we were pleased to joint fund such a vital resource in partnership with our colleagues at the Congleton Partnership.”

Each defibrillator is registered on a central database which 999 operators can direct you to your nearest one in the event of an emergency, Cathy Dean, Congleton Partnership Officer commented:

“The Congleton Partnership is committed to working with partners to install life-saving defibrillators at strategic points around the town, it really does save lives.”

No specialist training is needed to use a defibrillator as full instructions are given at the time of use but visitors to Congleton’s Community Health and Wellbeing Fayre taking place on the 29th March at Congleton Town Hall are invited to take part in a defibrillator training workshop, installing confidence in your ability to use the device should you need to!

Contact Cathy Dean if you would like further information on the Health & Wellbeing Fayre