In Hook, we are fortunate to have 10 defibrillators available according to https://www.defibfinder.uk/. Three are publicly accessible 24/7. Two of these are owned and checked on a weekly basis by us, the Parish Council. In the event that a defibrillator needs to be used, the emergency services will advise the caller of the code needed to unlock the box. Ours are located at Grand Parade by the Mosaic near the Post Office and the other is on the side of Hook Community Centre by the Squash Courts. There is another one owned by Hook Village Halls (HVH) on the front of Elizabeth Hall.

Our defibrillators are registered on https://www.thecircuit.uk/ the national defibrillator network that provides the NHS ambulance services with vital information about defibrillators across the UK so that in those crucial moments after a cardiac arrest, they can be accessed quickly to help save lives.

Additional Useful Information

The British Heart Foundation offer a free 15 minute online course where you can learn CPR, go to https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/how-to-do-cpr/learn-cpr-in-15-minutes

St Johns Ambulance has a useful video on how to use a defibrillator go to https://fb.watch/njIsGDl8Tm/

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a valuable skill to learn.  One that you hope you never have to use, but should you be there when someone requires it, you could save their life.  The Parish Council has a kit that local groups, organisations or schools can borrow to help train their members/students on this life saving skill.

The kit contains:
• 10 x Mini Anne Plus (reusable inflatable manikins)
• kneeling mats
• red inflation bags
• practise-while-you-watch training DVD or you can can show the online video
• 2 manual inflation pumps
• The training DVD covers how and when to perform CPR on an adult or child, how to put someone in the recovery position and how to use a public access defibrillator.

If you are interested in borrowing this, please contact us