According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), less than 1 in 10 people survive a sudden cardiac arrest.
A sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. This means children or adults, males or females, or anyone of any ethnicity can be affected. A cardiac arrest occurs when there is an electrical fault with the heart which causes it to stop. A stopped heart results in a lack of oxygenated blood being pumped to the brain meaning victims will likely die unless a defibrillator is used straight away.
Unfortunately, only 3% of defibrillators are used outside of hospitals and only 40% of bystanders who witness a cardiac arrest would be confident in performing CPR.
A defibrillator is an advanced medical tool that delivers a high energy, electric shock to the heart through the chest wall. It is essential for those suffering a sudden cardiac arrest and can mean the difference between life and death.
We are pleased to announce we have purchased & installed a defibrillator on our premises for public use should the situation arise.
Wayne Murray, Health & Safety Officer at Hub Packaging, said:
“We value our place in the local community in Rathfriland. With the installation of this defibrillator, whilst we hope it will never be needed; we are here to help.”
We have registered our device on ‘The Circuit’ – The national defibrillator network provided by the BHF. Details of our device along with availability can be found here. The defibrillator is available to all in the local community, during working hours.
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Phone: +44 (0) 28 4175 4977