As it is “World Heart Day” today we thought we would use this opportunity to highlight the defibrillators we have in the village and a video about how to use one so you can familiarise yourself. Don’t worry, the machine will also tell you what to do.
In Hook, we are very lucky as we have 10 defibrillators available according to https://www.defibfinder.uk/. 3 are publicly accessible 24/7. Two of these are owned and checked on a weekly basis by us, the Parish Council. They do have a lock on them that the emergency service will advise the caller of the code should they require it. 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.
St Johns Ambulance has a useful video on how to use a defibrillator go to https://fb.watch/njIsGDl8Tm/