A community defibrillator has been installed in the red telephone kiosk on Main Street in Tur Langton for use by the public on victims of sudden cardiac arrest (heart attacks). The postcode is LE8 0PJ. The device is available 24 hours a day.
No training is required to use it as the equipment takes the user through the process step by step. Always dial 999 first.
Why have a Defibrillator?
Heart Attack – Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Sudden Cardiac Arrest is an electrical malfunction of the heart in which the heart stops pumping blood to the body and brain due to an abnormal heart rhythm.
What is a Defibrillator? - A defibrillator delivers an electrical current through the chest which aims to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm allowing it to pump again.
Why a Defibrillator? - The rate of survival of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is dependent upon time. The quicker the intervention, the better the outcome. In rural areas it can take several minutes to get a competently trained person to the scene. Defibrillators can be at the scene in a matter of minutes.
For more information about the defibrillator project please see the Background Information page