PUBLISHED: 16:06 21 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:51 02 August 2013
Defibrillator crew gets the skills to save a life
Six members of staff from Aqueduct Marina in Nantwich are now trained and equipped to potentially save a life thanks to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) placed there by North West Ambulance Service.
The 147-berth marina welcomes hundreds of visitors every year, and is surrounded by 100 acres of farmland networked with walking trails. The AED at the marina will be available 24 hours a day in case of emergency.
Nick Blair, Resuscitation Development Officer said I am really pleased that the marina has taken on board our initiative to place AEDs where there is an increased risk of cardiac arrest due to the high number of visitors. Staff are now equipped with the knowledge and skills that could save a life joining more than 2.6 million people in the UK who have already been trained as part of the initiative.
Robert Parton, a director at the marina, said: We are delighted to have been trained in the use of the AED by the NWAS and been allocated a machine for the marina complex, although the AED is easy for anyone to use. It will add a lot to improving the first aid provision we can provide.