New lifesaving defibrillator installed at Daniel Owen Precinct in Mold
A new defibrillator has been installed in a busy shopping Flintshire shopping precinct.
The lifesaving defibrillator has been installed at Daniel Owen Precinct in Mold.
The Zoll fully automated defibrillator has been funded by HSBC Bank and the Daniel Owen Centre Mold Limited.
It has also been registered on The Circuit, which is the UK’s National Defibrillator Network and it maps defibrillators across the UK and connects them directly and automatically to Ambulance Services.
When calling 999 the emergency responders use The Circuit to inform the caller where the nearest, in use, defibrillator is located and they will provide you with the access code to open up the cabinet to retrieve the defibrillator.
Wendy Morrice HSBC Local Director for Wrexham & Mid Wales said “As the Local Director for Wrexham and Mid Wales for HSBC it is very important to me that we work closely with the communities we serve and over the past year or so it has been hugely beneficial to work with Jane from Mold Town Council.”
“As a result of this, we are all very pleased to have been able to fund Mold with another defibrillator which will be located near our branch.”
“Naturally we hope it is never needed but if it is and we can help to save a life it will have been worth it.”
John Havard Director for the Daniel Owen Centre Mold Limited said “When I was approached to ask about funding an outside defibrillator cabinet, I didn’t hesitate as I understand the importance of having the defibrillators located within the community, and the Daniel Owen Precinct is in the heart of the town, so it was the perfect location.”
“It gives me peace of mind that should it be needed by either our tenants or customers to the Precinct, then it is available for them, but as Wendy said, I do hope that it is not needed.”
Jane Evans Mold Town Council Events and Community Engagement Officer said “the new defibrillator is a Zoll semi-automatic and purchased through North Wales Ambulance Trust who we have being working with for the last 2 years.”
“If any business is thinking of purchasing a defibrillator I would strongly advise them to purchase directly through the Ambulance Trust.”
“The Trust replace the batteries and pads totally free of charge on the Zoll models (that are purchased through them), so unlike all the other models, there is no ongoing cost and no global shortage of the batteries, again like there is affecting so many other models currently around.”
“If anyone would like the details of Tomos Hughes, North Wales Pads Support Officer, Welsh Ambulance Trust, then please get in touch with me and I will pass on your details.”
Jane went on to say “if any business or organisation would like to find out how they can help fund a defib, please get in touch with me .”
- To contact Jane Evans at Mold Town Council you can email email@example.com or telephone 01352 758532 opt 3.
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