Diddlebury Installs AED outside village hall

Sara applied for an HAJMT AED working together with the Diddlebury Parish Council and the Diddlebury Village Hall committee. The defibrillator is now in place on the outside of Diddlebury Village Hall.

After a successful application for one of our AEDs at Bouldon, it recommended Diddlebury apply as they are also located far from the emergency services and are in a very rural, but lovely location. The area also attracts many walkers as the Corvedale Three Castles Walk runs through the parish.

“We are extremely fortunate to have been granted this fantastic resource for Diddlebury,” said Sara. “The AED is a vital asset for the local community and could potentially save lives. Our nearest hospitals are at least twenty-five miles away
and current ambulance wait times a minimum of one hour. Coronary heart disease remains one of the UK’s leading
causes of death. It is worth noting that for every minute that someone is in cardiac arrest without receiving CPR and AED treatment, their chance of survival decreases by 10%.”

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