Around the world more than 7 million people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest every year, only 5-10% survive. The 4 minutes following a sudden cardiac arrest are critical. The average response times for ambulances in urban areas is 11 minutes. Only 3% of cardiac arrests currently happen within the recommended retrieval distance of a defibrillator. Southend attracts in excess of 6 million visitors each year and whilst there are likely to be some defibrillators in commercial premises, there is not a public record of these; however, there are none with 24/7 public access currently located along the foreshore with the exception of the defibrillator provided by Leigh Rptary in conjunction with Southend Redcaps at Chalkwell.
In order to meet the recommended response times it is estimated a further 9 defibrillators are needed on the foreshorebetween Chalkwell and Shoebury Beach. This is a perfect community project to be undertaken Leigh and Thorpe Bay Rotary in conjunction with the Carli Lansley Foundation.
The attached video will tell you when to use a defibrillator, don't be frightened, the defibrillator won't deliver a 'shock' if it isn't needed. Please click Defibrillator Awareness to view.
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The first 4 public defibrillators have been installed, commissioned and are available at
Uncle Toms Cabin
Thorpe Bay Yacht Club
The Pier Entrance
Thames Estuary Yacht Club
Phase 2 will see a further 4 public defibrillators installed at
We are currently working to identify public defibrillators throughout the Borough and develop a program of suggested sites fur further defibrillators.
to create a database so it is easy to find your nearest defibrillator. We will shortly be launching a Crowdfunding campaign to help fund additional defrillators
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