Wednesday, April 24, 2024

District Council installs 7 new defibrillators in Spalding

South Holland District Council has completed work to refresh and improve the availability of defibrillator equipment from council owned buildings in Spalding, installing seven new life-saving kits across the town.

The work, carried out by the Council’s assets team, means that there are now nine council maintained defibrillators in the District, alongside dozens of others managed by other organisations and businesses.

Through the new installations the Council hopes to provide quicker and reliable emergency response resources to residents and visitors should they ever need them, and is made possible through a Government scheme offering councils subsidised purchase of the vital equipment.

Whilst carrying out installation the Council has also funded upgrades to equipment and cabinets to ensure the longevity of the facilities, which will be checked monthly to ensure batteries, pads and other equipment is within date and operational.

The Council’s defibrillators can be found at the following locations:

Accessible 24/7:

•         Public toilets, Winfrey Avenue.

•         Broadgate House, Westlode Street.

•         The Lighthouse, Haverfield Road, The Lighthouse.

Accessible during opening hours:

•         South Holland District Council offices, Priory Road.

•         South Holland Centre, Market Place.

•         Ayscoughfee Gardens.

•         Council Depot, West Marsh Road.

•         Council Depot, Bervor Close.

•         Spalding Cemetery, Pinchbeck Road.

Exact locations of all defibrillators, as well as your nearest available one, can be found at www.defibfinder.uk. All council defibrillators are registered with The Circuit, the British Heart Foundation’s national network for ambulance services across the UK.

If ever needed, they can be accessed by calling 999 who will share the best available location and the key code to access them safely.

Councillor Henry Bingham, portfolio holder for assets and strategic planning, said: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to increase the availability of defibrillators in the District, by making sure we are doing all we can to make life-saving equipment available should the worst happen.”

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