Posted: Tue 23rd Mar 2021

Queensferry car dealership installs life-saving defibrillator

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 23rd, 2021


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Three Toyota dealerships across North Wales, have installed life-saving defibrillators at their sites, this week.

Lindop Toyota’s centres at Wrexham and Queensferry, and Premier Toyota, at Llandudno Junction, now have Public Access Defibrillators available to the community, in case of emergency, in conjunction with the Welsh Ambulance Service.

The group have registered their life-saving devices on ‘The Circuit, a national database for Public Access Defibrillators (PADS) that allows the nearest resource to be found quickly, in the event of cardiac arrest.

Anyone who needs to access one of the defibrillators in an emergency, calls 999 and the operator will give them a key code, to open the box. The defibrillator can be used by anybody and gives the operator verbal instructions, on how to use it.

Managing Director, Glyn Davies, said, “We are proud to have invested in these devices, to help the local community. Whilst I hope that they never have to be used, it is reassuring to know that they are available, in case of an emergency.”

Tomos Hughes, the Public Access Defibrillator Officer for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We are thrilled that Toyota have made the move to install life-saving defibrillators at three of their showroom sites in North Wales.”

“Having them registered on The Circuit national database, will ensure that they are quickly traceable and I have no doubt they will make an impact, when medical emergencies arise in the community.”

There are over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year and a person’s chance of surviving, will decrease by 10% every minute, without good quality CPR and early defibrillation, so easy access is vital.

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