An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has been installed outside the main entrance of Middleton Spa.
It is located in a bright yellow metal cabinet and can only be opened by entering an access code. This will always be provided by the emergency services in the 999 call that should take place immediately if there is a need for the AED to be used.
Middleton Hall Retirement Village‘s Care Director Colin Inglis said: “We have been looking into installing an AED at Middleton Hall for some time now, so it’s great to see our new defibrillator in place.
“You do not need to be trained to use a defibrillator. They are designed to be simple and easy to use. There are clear instructions on how to attach the defibrillator pads and the device will assess the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it is needed.”
Middleton Hall’s AED has been registered with The Circuit who are the national defibrillator network providing a national overview of where defibrillators can be found.
Further information about basic life support emergency procedures is included in the sheet below which can also be downloaded by clicking HERE.