Heartstart and Public Access Defibrillators

Working in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Ambulance service, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has delivered 30 free training courses in 20 local communities in the past year.

Public Access Defibrillators

Over 540 residents have been trained to administer potentially life saving Emergency Life Support skills.

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 31 PAD's installed over 23 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 Street, Ashtead, SurreyKT21 1AWView Map
Beare GreenBeare Green Village HallMerebank, Beare Green, DorkingRH5 4RDView Map
BetchworthVillage HallBetchworth Village War Memorial Hall, Station Road, BetchworthRH3 7DFView Map
Betchworth/GadbrookBy the entrance to Woodstock FarmGadbrook RoadRH3 7APView Map
BookhamOutside Post Office42 Church Road, BookhamKT23 3PFView Map
BookhamOutside Kensett Butchers51 High Street, Great BookhamKT23 4ADView Map
Box HillHill Top StoresBox Hill Road, TadworthKT20 7JEView Map
BrockhamRecreation GroundPavilion Middle StreetRH3 7JTView Map
BucklandReading Room Village HallOld Road, BucklandRH3 7DYView Map
CapelVillage Hall55 The Street, CapelRH5 5LBView Map
ColdharbourPlough PubColdharbourRH5 6HDView Map
DorkingDorking HallsReigate Road, DorkingRH4 1SGView Map
DorkingDorking Train StationStation Approach, DorkingRH4 1TFView Map
DorkingHarvest Community ChurchStubs Hill, DorkingRH4 2QDView Map
DorkingSainsbury's High Street entrance32-38 High Street, DorkingRH4 1AYView Map
FetchamThe Bell Public HouseBell Lane, FetchamKT22 9NDView Map
Forest GreenVillage HallHorsham Road, South HolmwoodRH5 5RZView Map
HolmwoodVillage HallWarwick Road, South HolmwoodRH5 4NPView Map
LeatherheadPark HouseRandalls Road, LeatherheadKT22 0AHView Map
LeatherheadNorth Leatherhead Community BuildingKingston Road, LeatherheadKT22 9ZZView Map
LeatherheadLeatherhead Train StationStation Approach, LeatherheadKT22 0TAView Map
LeatherheadSurrey County Council BuildingFairmont HouseKT22 7AHView Map
MicklehamVillage HallDell Close, MicklehamRH5 6EEView Map
NewdigateBobs Shop, Newdigate Village Stores (Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm, Sat 7am - 6pm, Sun 8am - 12pm)Village Street, NewdigateRH5 5DHView Map
NewdigatePhone box outside Surrey Oaks PubParkgate Road, NewdigateRH5 5DZView Map
OckleyCricket PavilionOckley Green, OckleyRH5 5TRView Map
OkewoodPunchbowl InnOkewood Hill, OckleyRH5 5PUView Map
WalliswoodVillage HallFroggetts Lane, WalliswoodRH5 5RJView Map
WestcottThe BakeryGuildford Road, WestcottRH4 3NGView Map
WesthumbleWesthumble Train StationWesthumble Street, WesthumbleRH5 6BTView Map

Heartstart Courses

Free Heartstart courses will be held over the coming months to encourage members of the local community to attend and be trained to administer potentially life saving Emergency Life Support skills in 2016.

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: 21/03/2017

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