Figures published by the London Ambulance Service in 2020 showed that public access defibrillators make a big difference to survival rates of people suffering cardiac arrests outside of hospital: 57.1% (having received at least one shock), compared to 10.8% without.
Residents of Lingfield and Dormansland are now being given the chance to help save a life by learning how to use their village defibrillators.
Claire Rowley, nurse consultant for critical care outreach at East Surrey Hospital, is hosting the session, and will be demonstrating how defibrillators work, as well as discussing related matters including intensive care units and Do Not Resuscitate orders.
The event is free to attend: Saturday, 15 October, 10:30 – 12.30. Jennings Hall, Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre.