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Let’s be Ready to Save a Life in Mapperley.

A few weeks ago, one of the contributors to Mapperley People highlighted the lack of a public defibrillator on Mapperley Top. The Plains View Surgery have one at the surgery near to the junction with Westdale Lane, but this is only available during surgery hours.

We are pleased to say that, after discussions with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), the Mapperley Cooperative Store, and Gedling Borough Council, plans are now in place for this to happen. The location of this life saving device is expected to outside the main Coop Supermarket.

These resuscitation devices are vital as an additional means of potentially saving lives. Cardiopulmonary Resusitation (CPR) is still required as soon as a casualty is identified, but the location a resuscitation device takes away the reliance on a person continuing with CPR.

Physio Control is the largest manufacturer of resuscitation devices in the world and have been established since 1955. 70{150de73feef44fbba1f0be68ddfdc06fd238c2b214d9bb47a52efcec33e3564f} of the ambulance services have Physio Control on board their ambulances or in the hospitals so it is proven technology.

East Midlands Ambulance Service is currently running a promotion that means we can obtain a defibrillator, external cabinet and training for up to 2 hours, all at a reduced price.

The LIFEPAK® CR Plus defibrillator comes with 2 x Pair of Quickpak electrodes, a CHARGE-PAK Charge Stick, Soft carry case,  resuscitation kit and a Training DVD.

See more information at http://www.physio-control.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=2147484986

The cost of the device including VAT is 1188.80 and ongoing replacement parts (over the 8 year warranty) will be 268.20. The total being £1457.

The cabinet will require an electrician to fit to an external wall. Maybe a local electrician will provide this service for free.

All we need now is to fund this with a target amount of £1500.

We have over 5000 followers so this shouldn’t be a problem, surely.

Spread the word and donate here. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mapperleypeopledefib

 

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