3 New Defibrillators Installed In York, After Appeal

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From The Press.

 

Three new life-saving defibrillators have been installed in and near York, following an appeal by campaigners.

The devices have been set up in James Street, Elvington and Alne near Easingwold.

Last autumn, campaigners Mike McCann and Matthew Baynham said they wanted to find 15 companies willing to sponsor defibrillators for £1,000 each, in return for having their logos on one of the protective casings.

They say they have had a positive response, and the first devices are now being put in place.

Medical experts say the survival chances of someone who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest rise from around three per cent to 75 per cent if a defibrillator is used on them within ten minutes.

Although there are already some in towns and cities, many are not registered with the 999 services, meaning call handlers are unable to direct people to them when they call in an emergency. The new ones will be registered.

 

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