Thank you so much to Des Hughes and his colleague, Phil, from the Welsh Ambulance Service, who on 15th and 20th November gave us two terrific training sessions on the use of the defibrillator and CPR.
We now have about 40 local residents who feel much more confident that they know what to do if someone collapses, how to recognise the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, and how to use the defibrillator simply by following its instructions.
One of the factors to come out of the training is the need for urgency in getting hold of the defibrillator. Since many of you are more than a 3 minute drive from the Hall, which might just be too long and would deprive the patient of vital CPR, we have a small network of people living close to the Hall that you could call – after first phoning 999 of course – to bring the defibrillator to you and the patient. So, those vital numbers are:
- Libby & Ivor Philpott 713809
- Elaine & David Savage 715618
If you were not able to come to one of these sessions but would still like some training, then please contact
- Elaine Savage on 715618
- David Llewellyn on 869117
and we will arrange a further session with Des if there is sufficient interest. So talk to your friends and neighbours and tell them how useful this simple training session is and how it might save a life!