We are delighted to announce the installation of a defibrillator at our business park
04 October 19  /  News

We are delighted to announce the installation of a defibrillator at our business park

Here at Mathews Comfort, we are always thinking of ways that we can help others - not only our clients, but also local charities and the wider community.

We thought that a public access defibrillator would be a welcome addition to our business park and the community, so we began to ask around to gauge local interest. Our business neighbours were in complete agreement and together with Alternative Communications, Bridle Insurance, Char-Broil and VTUK, we began to plan for the installation of a defibrillator.

With contributions from all of these businesses, we were able to purchase a defibrillator, as well as covering the costs of an outside case, installation and training.

Defib Depot, a local company, supplied us with the defibrillator and the training, which was a fantastic opportunity for us to learn best practice in the case of an emergency. This machine is now up and running and it is registered with South Central Ambulance Service.

According to the British Heart Foundation, the high energy shock that is produced by defibrillators plays an essential role in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest - for every minute that it takes for the equipment to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%. With this new public access defibrillator being available within our business park, we view this as an essential
precautionary measure that could truly save lives.

We would like to once again thank our business neighbours for their support in helping us all to bring this life-saving equipment to our local area.