Village Defibrillators – Know Where They Are

22 May, 2024

There are currently 3 village defibrillators which are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The defibrillators are kept in  locked cabinets and can be accessed by entering a code. The code is supplied by the Ambulance Service upon dialing 999.

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

The defibrillators are situated:

  1. OAP HALL, The Crescent, Maesycwmmer, CF82 7QF (on the outside wall, car park side).
  2. MAESYCWMMER COMMUNITY CENTRE, Park Road, Maesycwmmer, CF82 7QA.
  3. 9 GELLIDEG ISAF RISE, Maesycwmmer, CF82 7RB.

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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