Defibrillator installed at Hereford's Asda store

Hereford Times: A defibrillator has been installed at Asda in Hereford. A defibrillator has been installed at Asda in Hereford.

A DEFIBILLATOR has been installed at Hereford's Asda supermarket.

The machine, called Frank because 'frankly he is going to save lives', can restart the heart of someone who suffers a cardiac arrest.

A total of 14 staff members have been trained to use it by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).

"When the patient hits the ground they have an 80 per cent chance of survival with a defibrillator as long as we can get there within the first two minutes," said Noel Orbell, WMAS' community response manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

"For each minute that goes by, the chance of survival diminishes.

"Having first-aiders at the store, the patient's chance of survival will be greatly increased."

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1:13pm Sun 15 Jun 14

avaniceday says...

This is good news, whether it's a DEFIBILLATOR or a DEFIBRILLATOR, I'm sure it will save lives. If the staff aren't sure, then they can ask the Doctor at the drop in centre next door for help. Every business open for 24 hours a day in Hereford , and pubs, should have one, after all, with the traffic situation in Hereford, there's no way an emergency ambulance can get to you and keep you alive until you reach hospital. I have said for a long time, if you have a heart attack in Newton Farm at 5 p,m, on a Friday, you're going to die. Perhaps 'Frank' will reduce the odds.
This is good news, whether it's a DEFIBILLATOR or a DEFIBRILLATOR, I'm sure it will save lives. If the staff aren't sure, then they can ask the Doctor at the drop in centre next door for help. Every business open for 24 hours a day in Hereford , and pubs, should have one, after all, with the traffic situation in Hereford, there's no way an emergency ambulance can get to you and keep you alive until you reach hospital. I have said for a long time, if you have a heart attack in Newton Farm at 5 p,m, on a Friday, you're going to die. Perhaps 'Frank' will reduce the odds. avaniceday
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