Life saving defibrillator installed in Newmill

As some of you may have seen, a public access defibrillator has been installed in Newmill.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest, and is an essential piece of equipment which can aid survival.

Newmill Community Association secured funding from the SSE Resilient Communities Fund and have purchased a public access defibrillator, which has been ordered through Keiran’s Legacy.

The new defibrillator is now installed on the biomass boiler building next to the village hall and is registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service. If you should come across someone who is in cardiac arrest you should phone 999 immediately and obtain the unique access code in order to use the defibrillator, as well as carrying out CPR.

As well as installing the defibrillator, Newmill Community Association are also in the process of arrangeing defibrillator training as well as CPR training through Keiran’s Legacy. These sessions will be open to anyone who would like to attend. It is hoped that this will take place at the end of May in Newmill Village Hall, keep an eye on our Facebook page or for details of this. Should demand be high enough further sessions will be arranged. If you are interested in attending the training please contact Rhona on 07974 778491.

At the moment there are no other defibrillators in the area but we would like to encourage other groups and communities to install this piece of life saving equipment.