Ansa installs life-saving defibrillator at Environmental Hub

31 July 2018

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A life-saving defibrillator has been installed outside Ansa Environmental Services on Cledford lane in Middlewich.

The defibrillator has been located on the wall outside of the Environmental hub, so it is accessible to members of the public as well as the Ansa team.

Tragically, sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of premature death, but with immediate treatment many lives can be saved.

On Wednesday 25 July, Deputy Managing Director Jane Thomason met Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) representative, Angela Morris and Middlewich SADS campaigner, Linda Boden, to raise awareness of the location of this new defibrillator and to discuss SADS and the fantastic work that they do. Linda’s son Andrew died of SADS, a type of cardiac arrest, aged just 26 in 2006.

Linda said, “I am so pleased we have another defibrillator for our town, it is fantastic that it is located where it is and that it can be accessed by the public. While we hope it is never needed, we are thankful that it is there if required”.

Northwest SADS UK Co-ordinator Angela Morris added, “if the defibrillator is ever needed, anyone can call 999 and the emergency services will pass on a code that will open the locked case that it is stored in. The device will then talk the person through how to use it. It is easy to use and every member of the community will be able to do so if needed. SADS UK extends its thanks to Ansa Environmental Services for installing this vital piece of equipment on behalf of the community”.

Ansa Deputy Managing Director, Jane Thomason said, “we are aware of how critical these life-saving defibrillators are and that immediate access to equipment like this can make all the difference. We are proud to be able to share this with our community and we have placed it in a location that is accessible to our colleagues as well as members of the public”.

The defibrillator is located on Cledford Lane at main entrance to the Environmental Hub. If you would like further information, please visit www.sads.org.uk.

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