Community Defibrillators

Update May 30th – Due to circumstances beyond our control, the installation of our first defibrillator is not yet complete. The defibrillator cabinet has been installed and we are waiting for power to be re-instated to the kiosk. Once this has taken place, we will place the defibrillator in the cabinet and register it as described below.

 

 

At the end of May 2022, the first of three planned defibrillators in the Parish, for use by the public on victims of sudden cardiac arrest (heart attacks) was installed.

A defibrillator is a portable machine that automatically sends an electric shock to the heart muscle to return it to its normal rhythm. The device is accessible 24 hours a day.

The first unit is located in the former payphone kiosk on the High Street in Lower Haversham (just past the drive to Haversham Sailing Club travelling towards Little Linford). See map below. 

 

The defibrillator is in a code locked cabinet which is currently being registered with the emergency services. They will then show the unit on their equipment maps. You can also see its location on the Save a Life app which is available free from the Google Play and iOS app stores.

 

IMPORTANT: If someone collapses follow the DRS ABCD process see below and stay with the patient. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you dial 999 the emergency operator will determine whether there is a need for the defibrillator and, if there is someone else available to fetch it. If so, they will direct them to the nearest cabinet and give them the code to open it and access the equipment. At the same time, the operator will alert other Emergency Services as necessary such as a First Responder or an ambulance.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE TRAINED TO USE THIS EQUIPMENT - THE DEVICE IS FULLY AUTOMATED AND WILL TALK YOU THROUGH WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

 

The defibrillator can also detect whether it is being used correctly and will not administer a shock if it is not needed. Don't hesitate to use it if you are directed to do so.

 

You may find it useful to watch this short video that shows how to perform CPR and use a community defibrillator.

Performing CPR and using a community defibrillator - watch the short video below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two more defibrillators are planned for the Parish and these should come online later in 2022. They will be located:

 

· Upper Haversham - on the railings next to the entrance to Haversham School car park.

 

· Little Linford - on a pole on Little Linford Lane close to the Royal Mail post box.

 

The defibrillators were funded as the result of a very successful fund-raising campaign which received donations from residents right across the Parish. Additional funds were raised via the Parish Council in the form of a grant from MK Community Foundation and Milton Keynes Council.

 

Thanks to everyone involved in supporting the provision of this potentially life-saving equipment in our community.

Location at Lower Haversham.