OFFICE SPACE NORTH DORSET
A few years ago we raised money with donations from businesses in the centre and out on the park, funds from the reception tuck shop, and a charity massage to buy and install a defibrilator. The Wincombe Centre maintains this at all times and it remains ready to use in the case of an emergency.
It is located at the end of the The Wincombe Centre Block 3 building.
Location No: 1368
Postcode: SP7 9QJ
It is in a locked cabinet. The emergency services will supply you with a code to access.
Inside the cabinet is the portable defibrilator that you can take where needed.
Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone, at any time.
If you come across someone that you think is in cardiac arrest in close vacinity to the centre:
Tell the Emergency services that there is a defibrillator nearby (location 1368) and they will give you the access code. Ask someone to fetch it for you if possible (if no one is available listen to the emergency operator for further instructions).
Turn on the defibrillator and follow it’s instructions. Don’t worry, the 999 call handler will talk you through what’s happening and there are clear voice commands from the machine itself on how to attach the defibrillator pads and use the defibrilator. It will assesses the heart rhythm and will only instruct you to deliver a shock if it’s needed. You cannot deliver a shock accidentally, the defibrillator will only allow you to shock if it is needed. The machine will advise on your CPR technique and guide you through continuing to help the patient until the emergency services arrive.
HOPEFULLY the situation will not arise but it’s nice to know that the Defib is there – just in case! By performing CPR and using a defibrillator, you’ll give someone the best possible chance of survival.