Community Spirit in Alveley Delivers a Defibrillator

Friday 31st October 2014 – 12.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

A village shop in Shropshire has become the latest public place in the county to be kitted out with emergency lifesaving equipment.

Having a defibrillator in Alveley was the dream of the village’s Patient Group in conjunction with local GPs. The dream became reality through fundraising and donations.

The defibrillator is now housed outside the village’s Londis store. A second defibrillator has also been secured and is due to be housed in the old chapel in the New Year, meaning there will be a defibrillator on either side of the village.

22 people have so far been trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service in its use and in the delivery of CPR. More training sessions are to be arranged.

Paramedic Aimee Yarrington who delivered the training said: “Having the defibrillators here is a big thing for the village and everyone contributed.”
Community Spirit in Alveley Delivers a Defibrillator

Pictured left to right: Barbara Smart (Chairwoman of Alveley Patient Group) and Aimee Yarrington (Paramedic, West Midlands Ambulance Service).

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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