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.

The sessions held so far in Mole Valley have received excellent feedback from attendees. The courses cover approaching and assessing a possible casualty, if breathing, placing 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, what the difference is between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest and finally the importance of and how to use an Automated External Defibrillators.

We have more recently run courses at local primary schools and 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.

If you are interested in hosting or attending a course, please contact Elizabeth.Absalom@secamb.nhs.uk

Public Access Defibrillator Locations

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.

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 1 calls; which are life threatening including when casualty is in cardiac arrest is within seven minutes. The target for Category 2 calls for emergency calls including stroke and heart attack casualties is within 18 minutes. However particularly in some of the more rural areas in Mole Valley, these targets are sometimes not achieved. With this in mind, we will continue to work with communities to get residents trained and more Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) installed throughout the district.

MVDC now has 50 PAD's installed, spread over 34 communities in Mole Valley.

Community Village Location Address Postcode Location
Abinger Common Evelyn Village Hall Abinger Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking RH5 6HZ View Map
Abinger Hammer Martin Grant Homes Grant House, Felday Road, Dorking RH5 6QP View Map
Ashtead Ashtead Tennis Club Woodfield Lane KT21 2BL  View Map
Ashtead Buckley Pharmacy 78 The Street KT21 1AW View Map
Ashtead (Lower) St Georges Church Barnett Wood Lane KT21 2DA View Map
Beare Green Beare Green Village Hall Merebank, Beare Green, Dorking RH5 4RD View Map
Betchworth Village Hall Betchworth Village War Memorial Hall, Station Road RH3 7DF View Map
Betchworth/Gadbrook By the entrance to Woodstock Farm Gadbrook Road RH3 7AP View Map
Bookham Chrystie Road Recreation Ground Dorking Road KT23 4PA View Map
Bookham Outside Post Office 42 Church Road KT23 3PF View Map
Bookham Outside Kensett Butchers 51 High Street KT23 4AD View Map
Brockham Phone box outside the Village Store Middle Street, Brockham RH3 7JR View Map
Box Hill Hill Top Stores Box Hill Road, Tadworth KT20 7JE View Map
Box Hill Visitors Centre Box Hill, Zig Zag Road, Tadworth KT20 7LB View Map
Brockham Recreation Ground Pavilion Middle Street RH3 7JT View Map
Buckland Reading Room Village Hall Old Road RH3 7DY View Map
Capel Village Hall 55 The Street RH5 5LB View Map
Charlwood Charlwood Village Stores Shop 58 The Street RH6 8DF View Map
Chart Downs KGV Playing Fields Pavilion Chart Gardens, Dorking RH5 4EF View Map
Coldharbour Plough Pub Coldharbour RH5 6HD View Map
Dorking Dorking Fire Station Spook Hill, North Holmwood RH5 4EG View Map
Dorking Dorking Halls Reigate Road RH4 1SG View Map
Dorking Dorking Train Station Station Approach RH4 1TF View Map
Dorking Harvest Community Church Stubs Hill RH4 2QD View Map
Dorking Meadowbank Recreation Ground by Soft Play building Mill Lane RH4 1DX View Map
Dorking Public Toilet on South Street South Street RH4 2HQ View Map
Dorking Sainsbury's High Street entrance 32-38 High Street RH4 1AY View Map
Fetcham Leatherhead Fire Station Cobham Road KT22 9AW View Map
Fetcham The Bell Public House Bell Lane KT22 9ND View Map
Forest Green Village Hall Horsham Road, South Holmwood RH5 5RZ View Map
Headley Village Hall Church Lane KT18 6LD View Map
Holmwood Village Hall Warwick Road, South Holmwood RH5 4NP View Map
Leatherhead Park House Randalls Road KT22 0AH View Map
Leatherhead North Leatherhead Community Building Kingston Road KT22 9ZZ View Map
Leatherhead Swan Centre by Sainsburys 36 Swan Court KT22 8AH View Map
Leatherhead Leatherhead Train Station Station Approach KT22 0TA View Map
Leatherhead Salvation Place Travellers Site Salvation Place, Young Street KT22 9BS View Map
Leatherhead Surrey County Council Building Fairmont House KT22 7AH View Map
Leigh Village Hall Abbots Pass Hall, Bunce Common Road RH2 8NP View Map
Mickleham Village Hall Dell Close RH5 6EE View Map
Newdigate Bobs Shop, Newdigate Village Stores (Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm, Sat 7am - 6pm, Sun 8am - 12pm) Village Street RH5 5DH View Map
Newdigate Phone box outside Surrey Oaks Pub Parkgate Road RH5 5DZ View Map
Ockley Cricket Pavilion Ockley Green RH5 5TR View Map
Okewood Punchbowl Inn Okewood Hill RH5 5PU View Map
Pixham St Mary's Church Pixham Lane RH4 1PT View Map
Ranmore Ranmore Common 1 Yew Tree Cottage, Ranmore Common RH5 6SR View Map
Walliswood Village Hall Froggetts Lane RH5 5RJ View Map
Westcott Westcott Store Guildford Road RH4 3NG View Map
Westcott Telephone Box at entrance to The Burrell from St John's Road The Burrell RH4 3PG View Map
Westhumble Westhumble Train Station Westhumble Street RH5 6BT View Map