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Residents call for defibrillator to be installed on the Broadway

 Published on: 10th January 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Local residents are urging the community to purchase a defibrillator to install on The Broadway that can be accessed 24/7. 

The call was sparked by admins of The Stanmore Group on Facebook to ensure a public access defibrillator is available in the area which can play a vital role in saving lives. 

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) costs between £750 and £1,300. This device talks the user through the process on how the device should be used. 

The group has appealed to Sainsbury’s to use their wall to install the defibrillator and is currently looking for donations from the community and local business to help raise the funds needed. 

There is currently a defibrillator located at Stanmore tube station and there are eight ‘Good Samaritans’ according to the Good SAM app. A community of trained first aiders – who are usually off duty doctors, nurses, paramedics and other members of the emergency services – that are ready to help in an emergency.

Lana Pinkus, admin for The Stanmore Group, said her dad’s life was saved by a defibrillator. 

She said: “My father was saved at the Royal Free Hospital not by one in the community but it still saved his life and gave me a few more years to have him with us, which were so precious. It would have been a different story if a defibrillator wasn’t used on him. If we had one in The Broadway it could also save someone’s life too. We have to first find a place for it which is assessable 24/7.”

MyStanmoreNews reached out to Sainsbury’s but they are yet to respond.  

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