Rural Community Defibrillator Group – “If it saves one life, it’s worth the effort”

July 7, 2016 4:04 pm    

The Rural Community Defibrillator Group (RCDG) are working to protect the health of people in rural areas of Buckinghamshire by providing, installing, maintaining and promoting awareness of public access defibrillators.

The RCDG work closely with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) and the First Responder Team to identify possible sites for public defibrillators.

The one pictured below has recently been installed in Monks Risborough, thanks to a grant awarded through Heart of Bucks from Kop Hill Climb. At present, defibrillators are not available locally within many Parishes surrounding Princes Risborough and ambulance response can be in excess of 12 minutes.

The Rural Community Defibrillator GroupBy having this equipment available for public use, the danger to life or life-changing consequences of heart failure can be lessened. If treatment to stabilise a patient’s heart is provided quickly then a patient has a much improved chance of making a full recovery.

Public access defibrillators are quickly and easily accessible by anyone in co-operation with SCAS after dialling 999 to seek help with a potential heart attack victim.



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