Lifesaving equipment installed in Stratford St Andrew

New defibrillator installed at Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew (L-R) Names of people from left

New defibrillator installed at Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew (L-R) Names of people from left to right: Ian Norman (Parish Council Chairman); Rick Plant (Greenfuture Energy); Rosemary Conibeer (Parish Councillor); Phillip Dunnett (Suffolk Coastal District Councillor); Amanda (Manager Stratford Service Station); Andrew Reid (Suffolk County Councillor); Debbi Tayler (Parish Clerk); Steve Horner (Greenfuture Energy) - Credit: Archant

The public access automated external defibrillator (AED) was officially unveiled at the Riverside Centre last week.

Suffolk Coastal District Councillor Phillip Dunnett and Suffolk County Councillor Andrew Reid provided funding for the equipment through their locality budgets, with other contributors including Premier Toilet Hire, Stratford Service Station, Greenfuture Energy and Stratfield St Andrew Parish Council. The defibrillator is located outside the centre. It can be accessed in emergencies by any member of the public who will be given a code upon calling 999. The defibrillator gives verbal instructions once activated. A number of people within the community have been trained to use the defibrillator and in CPR, but anyone in the vicinity can use it.

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