Where's my nearest Defibrilator?
Lytchett Matravers Defibrillator locations:
- The Chequers, High Street
- Tesco, High Street
- Abbots Court, Huntick Estate
- Phone box opposite school, Wareham Road
If someone has a cardiac arrest, every second counts
ALWAYS DIAL 999
No training is required to use the defibrillator
(The unit provides voice-prompts for use)
According to the British Heart Foundation, less than 1 in 10 people survive a sudden cardiac arrest.
If a defibrillator is used within the first 3 to 5 minutes, the likelihood of survival is roughly 74%, showing that having a defibrillator close by really makes all the difference.
You may have heard of Christian Eriksen, the Danish footballer who suffered cardiac arrest on the pitch during a Euro 2021 match, but due to quick action with a defibrillator, he survived.
Through community fundraising and the kind generosity of the Tesco, Chequers Inn and Aster Housing Association, Lytchett Matravers has 4 Public Access Defibrillators located around our village.
One is on the front wall of the Chequers Inn, one is on the front of the Tesco store, one is in the former phone box opposite the primary school, and one is on the front wall of Abbots Court, Huntick Estate. These are all available for public use 24/7.
For security they are in cabinets which require combination codes to access them. They are all registered with the Ambulance service who will give out the code for the cabinet when you call 999.
What to do in an emergency
If somebody suffers a cardiac arrest, they will lose consciousness straight away and their heart will stop beating.
In order to help them, you must first call 999 and then begin CPR.
It’s important to remember that in order to save the life of someone who is suffering a cardiac arrest, you must use a defibrillator.
Once you have called the emergency services, find your nearest defibrillator and begin using it.
All defibrillators are really easy to operate.
When you press the On button, they will issue clear and simple verbal and visual instructions for use of the defibrillator.
The units will not deliver a shock if they do not consider it safe to do so.
Please familiarise yourself with the locations of the defibs, and know where your nearest one is
The Parish council will be running public training sessions in the coming months. Please look out for them, but even without training, the units can still be used by anyone, by following the simple instructions on the unit itself.