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STAYING SAFE: Dr Shah urges Chorleywood residents to learn how to use the village’s defibrillators

 Published on: 16th February 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A consultant urologist from Chorleywood spoke to ChorleywoodNews about the importance of knowing how to use the defibrillators in the village.

Dr Julian Shah, who lived in the village for 26 years, believes there should be more defibrillators to ensure that in case of emergency, people can access one as quickly as possible.

Currently there are two defibrillators available, one is located by the War Memorial Hall and one is outside Roberts John & Co estate agents on Lower Road.

Dr Julian Shah, who is also one of the founders of the Chorleywood Friends Of Prostate Sufferers (FOPS) charity believes some training sessions on how to use the defibrillators would help residents.

He said: “It would be nice to try them out, ask 999 in advance if we can do a test to practice using them and to see how long it would take in case of an emergency.” 

Chorleywood cllr Phil Williams said: “I think it’s a fantastic idea from Dr Shah and his friends at the Prostate Cancer group, FOPS and would invite Julian to apply to my Hertfordshire County Council locality budget for possible funding. Hopefully we’ll be able to organise some training sessions and some new defibrillators.”

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