New defibrillator for Frenchay

FRENCHAY has a new life-saving device at the village museum.

The automated external defibrillator (AED) is mounted on an external wall so it can be used at any time and, in the event of an emergency, a code can be given by the ambulance service to unlock the box.

It is close to sports facilities and a play area. 

The unit has been donated by the charity arm of Benenden Heath Care, a non-profit private health provider. 

MP Jack Lopresti received the unit on behalf of Frenchay residents, and said: “Given that Frenchay Hospital is no longer here, and the huge increase in the population in the Frenchay area, this vital piece of equipment will prove to be most valuable and a life-saver should the need arise. 

“We are extremely grateful to Benenden Health Care for their kindness and generosity in donating this unit to the Frenchay community.” 

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillator training sessions can be arranged by the Frenchay Residents Association on request.