The use of defibrillators is set to get a boost after an airfield decided to give the go-ahead to install the equipment in their clubhouse. The Eshott airfield in Northumberland also has several members staff trained to use it correctly, helping to save lives should its use be necessary.
The airfield uses a Powerheart G5 automatic external defibrillator – which can actually give users instructions to help along the way. This is no substitute for actual training, of course, but is a useful feature to provide additional support if needed.
The Northumberland airfield is not the only place which has felt the need to install a defibrillator. Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion – a popular location for tourists and locals alike – installed a defibrillator and trained one of its employees to use it correctly. This follows an incident in which a pensioner suffered cardiac arrest at the site and needed CPR, provided from one of the catering staff.
Southwick Park Golf Club has also followed suit and raised £500 for a new defibrillator. One of its members suffered a heart attack on the course a while ago, giving further impetus to the need for the equipment at the site.