New defibrillator at holiday park
A new public access defibrillator has been installed at Berwick Holiday Park.
The life-saving machine was presented to acting park manager Arlene Lindsay by Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, pictured with Brian Firth (founder of the Global CPAD Campaign) and Paul Brolly (community resuscitation officer, NEAS).
It is located next to the entertainment entrance and is available 24/7.
They have already implemented extensive safeguards within the park in the form of highly trained first aiders and lifeguards, with two defibrillators already available to staff members.
However, when the park facillities are closed these are not available, hence the value of a defibrillator that can be accessed by any member of the public and used effectively to improve a patient’s chances of survival.
The defibrillator has been donated by Brian Firth, the founder of Global CPAD Campaign, partially funded through the British Heart Foundation. It is planned to raise funds for another CPAD in the area.