Heartstart and Public Access Defibrillators

Working in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and South East Coast Ambulance service, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has delivered over 50 free training courses spread over many local communities.

As a result over one thousand residents have been trained to administer potentially life saving Emergency Life Support skills.

Public Access Defibrillators

We are now switching the focus to training children and have recently run courses at local primary schools and also run a course to train the teachers of local secondary schools, to enable them to pass on this life saving training to their pupils as part of the curriculum.

Public Access Defibrillator Locations

The statistics for heart attacks in the UK are alarming, but the survival rate of casualties who receive early defibrillation speaks for itself. Around 270,000 people suffer a heart attack in the UK each year, about a third of which die before reaching hospital due to cardiac arrest, however early defibrillation can triple a victim's chance of survival.

CPR is also a vital part of the survival chain following cardiac arrest, along with early defibrillation, as Hypoxia (Oxygen starvation) causes irreversible damage to the brain after 3-4 minutes and for each minute without CPR the survival rate reduces by 10%.

The national target for the Ambulance Service to respond to Category Red 1 and Red 2 (life threatening) calls is within eight minutes, although last year this was only achieved in 70% of incidents. With this in mind we will continue to work with communities to get residents trained and more Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) installed throughout Mole Valley.

MVDC now has 49 PAD's installed over 34 communities in Mole Valley.

Community VillageLocationAddressPostcodeLocation
Abinger CommonEvelyn Village HallAbinger Lane, Abinger Common, DorkingRH5 6HZView Map
Abinger HammerMartin Grant HomesGrant House, Felday Road, DorkingRH5 6QPView Map
AshteadBuckley Pharmacy78 The StreetKT21 1AWView Map
Ashtead (Lower)St Georges ChurchBarnett Wood LaneKT21 2DAView Map
Beare GreenBeare Green Village HallMerebank, Beare Green, DorkingRH5 4RDView Map
BetchworthVillage HallBetchworth Village War Memorial Hall, Station RoadRH3 7DFView Map
Betchworth/GadbrookBy the entrance to Woodstock FarmGadbrook RoadRH3 7APView Map
BookhamChrystie Road Recreation GroundDorking RoadKT23 4PAView Map
BookhamOutside Post Office42 Church RoadKT23 3PFView Map
BookhamOutside Kensett Butchers51 High StreetKT23 4ADView Map
BrockhamPhone box outside the Village StoreMiddle Street, BrockhamRH3 7JRView Map
Box HillHill Top StoresBox Hill Road, TadworthKT20 7JEView Map
Box HillVisitors CentreBox Hill, Zig Zag Road, TadworthKT20 7LBView Map
BrockhamRecreation GroundPavilion Middle StreetRH3 7JTView Map
BucklandReading Room Village HallOld RoadRH3 7DYView Map
CapelVillage Hall55 The StreetRH5 5LBView Map
CharlwoodCharlwood Village Stores Shop58 The StreetRH6 8DFView Map
Chart DownsKGV Playing Fields PavilionChart Gardens, DorkingRH5 4EFView Map
ColdharbourPlough PubColdharbourRH5 6HDView Map
DorkingDorking Fire StationSpook Hill, North HolmwoodRH5 4EGView Map
DorkingDorking HallsReigate RoadRH4 1SGView Map
DorkingDorking Train StationStation ApproachRH4 1TFView Map
DorkingHarvest Community ChurchStubs HillRH4 2QDView Map
DorkingMeadowbank Recreation Ground by Soft Play building Mill LaneRH4 1DXView Map
DorkingPublic Toilet on South StreetSouth StreetRH4 2HQView Map
DorkingSainsbury's High Street entrance32-38 High Street
RH4 1AYView Map
FetchamLeatherhead Fire StationCobham RoadKT22 9AWView Map
FetchamThe Bell Public HouseBell LaneKT22 9NDView Map
Forest GreenVillage HallHorsham Road, South HolmwoodRH5 5RZView Map
HeadleyVillage HallChurch LaneKT18 6LDView Map
HolmwoodVillage HallWarwick Road, South HolmwoodRH5 4NPView Map
LeatherheadPark HouseRandalls RoadKT22 0AHView Map
LeatherheadNorth Leatherhead Community BuildingKingston RoadKT22 9ZZView Map
LeatherheadSwan Centre by Sainsburys36 Swan CourtKT22 8AHView Map
LeatherheadLeatherhead Train StationStation ApproachKT22 0TAView Map
LeatherheadSalvation Place Travellers SiteSalvation Place, Young StreetKT22 9BSView Map
LeatherheadSurrey County Council BuildingFairmont HouseKT22 7AHView Map
LeighVillage HallAbbots Pass Hall, Bunce Common RoadRH2 8NPView Map
MicklehamVillage HallDell CloseRH5 6EEView Map
NewdigateBobs Shop, Newdigate Village Stores (Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm, Sat 7am - 6pm, Sun 8am - 12pm)Village StreetRH5 5DHView Map
NewdigatePhone box outside Surrey Oaks PubParkgate RoadRH5 5DZView Map
OckleyCricket PavilionOckley GreenRH5 5TRView Map
OkewoodPunchbowl InnOkewood HillRH5 5PUView Map
PixhamSt Mary's ChurchPixham LaneRH4 1PTView Map
RanmoreRanmore Common1 Yew Tree Cottage, Ranmore CommonRH5 6SRView Map
WalliswoodVillage HallFroggetts LaneRH5 5RJView Map
WestcottThe BakeryGuildford RoadRH4 3NGView Map
WesthumbleWesthumble Train StationWesthumble StreetRH5 6BTView Map
WottonVillage HallGuildford Road, WottonRH5 6QQView Map

Heartstart Courses

The sessions held so far in Mole Valley have received excellent feedback from attendees and will cover approaching and assessing a possible casualty, if breathing, placing a casualty into the recovery position and, if not breathing, how to carry out CPR.

The course will also cover what action/s to take if someone is choking or suffering from a serious bleed and what the difference is between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The importance of and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator will also be discussed.

The statistics for heart attacks in the UK are alarming, with around 270,000 people suffering a heart attack each year, about a third of whom die before reaching hospital. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of premature death but, with immediate treatment, many lives can be saved. The swift use of a defibrillator, with its visual and verbal instructions, make it very easy to use and can make a critical difference by delivering an electric shock to re-start the heart. Early defibrillation can triple a person's chance of survival.

Last Updated: 24/01/2019

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