Life-saving defibrillator installed in High Street

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 August 2017

The defibrillator is unveiled.

The defibrillator is unveiled.

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Life-saving equipment has been installed in Weston-super-Mare High Street following a two-year campaign.

The defibrillator is the first publicly-available one to be installed in the town centre.

The campaign for the £2,000 equipment was launched by the patient participation group at Graham Road Surgery in 2015 when its then-chairman Alan Rice became aware of the lack of defibrillators in Weston.

The equipment can be used by anyone to help to save the life of someone having a heart attack.

Mr Rice said: “These are so easy to use as they talk you through how to do CPR, which not all people can do properly.”

It has been installed outside Boots, in High Street, which provided £1,000 towards the project.

Worle Village Club donated £1,100 and the rest of the money came from the King Alfred Masonic Lodge as well as individual donations.

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