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A new 24 hour accessible defibrillator for Maesycwmmer.

15 February, 2021

We have worked with Cymru Hearts, the Heart charity for Wales to provide a new defibrillator for our village.

The defibrillator is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The defibrillator is kept in a locked cabinet and can be accessed by entering a code. The code is supplied by the Ambulance Service upon dialling 999.

The pads on the defibrillator are dual functioning and can be used on adults and children.

The defibrillator is situated:

OAP Hall, The Crescent, Maesycwmmer, CF82 7QF (on the outside wall, car park side). 

A Defibrillator is an easy-to-use device that delivers an electric shock to the heart of a patient when they have had a cardiac arrest.

A cardiac arrest is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body, which is often caused by an electrical problem with the heart. A defibrillator can shock the heart back into a normal rhythm.

We hope that this will be of comfort to our residents, knowing that this vital piece of life saving equipment will be available at any time of day or night. Every second counts when someone is having a cardiac arrest. Survival rates are extremely poor at only 3% but when a defibrillator is used, rates can increase to up to 50% so timely intervention is essential.


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