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College gets life-saving equipment
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Pembrokeshire College have recently been awarded match funding for life-saving defibrillators and training thanks their partnerships with South Hook LNG, the Welsh Ambulance Service and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru.
Funding received from South Hook LNG has benefited the Pembrokeshire area with the appeal aiming to train more people in emergency life-support skills and to place many more defibrillators (AEDs) in locations across Wales with help from the Welsh Ambulance Service.
Kathryn Robson, Director of Human Resources and Learner Services, at the College said: “We are delighted to be part of the initiative to work in partnership with LNG South Hook, BHF Cymru and the Welsh Ambulance Service. We are delighted that South Hook LNG donated funds to the appeal which provided the College with 3 defibrillators. We have placed two defibrillators at the main campus – one in reception and the other in the gym area – and there is another one located at the College's Marine Centre (MITEC) at Milford Haven.”
Jayne Lewis Fundraising Volunteer Manager for BHF Cymru said: “I would like to thank South Hook LNG for the donation which made it possible to purchase life-saving equipment for the College and to provide Emergency Life-saving skills training in the area. We hope more people will be inspired to support the No Time to Wait appeal and raise money. It’s vitally important that more needs to be done to improve people’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest in our communities. Currently only around one in ten people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest, but this Appeal could change that. If anyone can help us raise the money needed for the appeal we would love to hear from you.”
With more people in Wales trained in emergency life-support skills and more AEDs available locally, the chances of resuscitating someone from a cardiac arrest should be greatly improved. The key to improving cardiac arrest survival is the provision of early defibrillation and good quality CPR, so refresher classes will also be provided for all WAS responders and Community First Responders used by the Trust.