Bracknell BID install a new defibrillator at Waite House, Waitrose & Partners

Bracknell BID have partnered with London Irish Rugby Club Foundation and South Central Ambulance Service to fund a publicly accessible defibrillator at Waite House, Waitrose, on Doncastle Road in the Southern Business Area. London Irish Rugby Club provided grant funding for the defibrillator and the cabinet, whilst the BID funded the installation.

The defibrillator is managed by the BID and publicly accessible 24/7, and is now available for anyone in need, accessible with the code C159X. Within the cabinet, there is a defibrillator which will talk users through how to use the device, and there is also a bleed control kit containing tourniquets, gauze, PPE, and chest seal to provide first aid in the event of catastrophic blood loss.

The BID would like to thank Waitrose & Partners for hosting the defibrillator, and would like to thank London Irish Rugby Club for funding the cabinet, and the South Central Ambulance Service for providing guidance.

The BID has previously fully-funded and installed five publicly accessible defibrillators across the BID area at Acorn House, Longshot Lane; Baileys Garage, Lovelace Road; Greggs, Western Road; Wickes, Western Road; and Toolstation, Easthampstead Road. To read more about the publicly accessible defibrillators, how to use the device, and a map detailing the locations, click here.

What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest. Defibrillators within walking distance of businesses is integral to helping to save a life, as after a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillator reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10%.

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