Helford Passage is fairly remote and the chance of an ambulance arriving in less than 8 minutes cannot be guaranteed. Around 30,000 people in the UK will suffer a cardiac arrest. If a public access defibrillator is nearby, survival rates as high as 75% can be achieved.
We are working to fundraise for a new public Access Defibrillator for the community and marine users in Helford Passage. Coast Medic is run by a South West Ambulance Service paramedic and works with the ambulance service to ensure that the public access cabinets they install are registered with the ambulance service. Coast Medic will also provide the necessary training and on-going back up support.
With your help, we can install an automatic external defibrillator (AED) at the gig rowing club, close to the local pub and provide training to members of the local community.
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