Community public access Defibrillator to be installed

21st November 2017 / News archive

Chippenham Town Council to install the first Town Centre community public access Defibrillator

We will be installing the first Town Centre community public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The AED will be located in a unit on the side of the Town Hall in Borough Parade. It will be kept in a durable locked cabinet accessed by calling 999 and quoting a unique location code displayed on the cabinet.

Although the Town Council has a number of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) in various locations such as the Town Hall, John Coles Park and London Road Cemetery, they are not accessible 24 hours a day when facilities are closed.

A defibrillator is a computerised medical device that delivers an electrical current through the chest which aims to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm allowing it to pump again. Rapid response using automated technology can significantly improve the quality of life of a survivor, as the longer the brain is starved of oxygen, the more damage can occur.

Cllr Desna Allen, Chair of the Amenities, Culture and Leisure Committee said;
“We are delighted to be offering this facility in Chippenham Town Centre as it offers emergency treatment which can help to save lives”