Donation boost for Suffolk responder group

A community first responder group in Suffolk has received a boost following the donation of two defibrillators.

Volunteers in Bungay have been attending life-threatening medical emergencies since 2006.  However, there were fears that the group’s defibrillators could fail as both devices were almost 10 years old.

On Monday (21st August), Bungay CFRs were presented with two new replacement devices by Prof Christopher Hand, Chair of the Bungay Medical Centre Charitable Trust.

Alan Rudd, coordinator of the CFR group, said: “Our sincere thanks to Prof Hand and the charitable trust committee for this donation as it enables us to continue to respond to seriously unwell patients in the community.

Immediate and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early use of a defibrillator can dramatically increase the chances of survival when someone is in cardiac arrest. This donation will help save lives in the Bungay area.”

Have you got a story about a CFR group? Email communications@eastamb.nhs.uk 

Published 23rd August, 2017

 

 

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