Sunday, 21 August 2016

Swanage Bowling Club start funding for a device at Beach Gardens

The Swanage Bowling Club have kindly donated £500 to fund a defibrillator and Cabinet at Beach Gardens today. 

Beach Gardens is a target area for the  Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership as it's halfway between the devices at North Beach and Shore Road.

Collecting the donation following the Bowls Club Presidents Day, Ian Brown thanked all the members and confirmed the partnerships vision of providing a device along with awareness training with the members of the club. 

The Bowling Club committee have been very committed in supporting the partnership from the start of the year and today saw another step forward in providing a device in memory of one of the clubs members

Monday, 8 August 2016

New Defibrillator taken to incident

A call to the Coastguard just after midday , stating a male on a vessel in Swanage was having a heart attack saw one of the new devices taken to the scene.

The vessel made its way to the pier to be met by the emergency services.  A RNLI crewman hearing event on the radio also attended.

The Coastguard team arrived and one of the team obtained the Defibrillator from the Rowing Club close to the pier.

Thankfully on arrival  the male didn't require the device and shortly after a paramedic turned up to take over the medical care. 

The AED was checked and returned to the cabinet ready for service. 

The male was treated by South Western Ambulance. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Event Defibrillator for use at Events

One of the objectives for the partnership was to provide a device for local groups to use at events in the Swanage Area.

The device is now available to borrow for groups on request.

There is no formal charge however to assist the partnership we do ask for a donation towards the partnership.

If your group, club or event would like to use the device please call into Corbens 41 Station Road Swanage.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Awareness Workshops Start

The first awareness workshops were held last week to allow people to understand what you do in an emergency and how to use an AED.

These pilot workshops worked very well lasting between 45 minutes and an hour.

The partnership hopes to do some more workshops in September with the dates to be announced. 

To allow everyone to have a practise, each workshop is limited to 6 people so we will have to book places.

Our thanks to the Coastguard for the use of the training room to allow the workshops to take place.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Offical Launch Day

Wednesday 13th July , saw the official launch of the cabinets and devices at the Swanage Railway Station.

We are very grateful to all those who turned up and those who represented the groups around the town who had donated funds towards these vital devices.

Mr David Corben - Cuts the Ribbons on behalf of the family and partnership to officially launch the partnerships.

  The cabinet and AED at the railway was donated by the Corben family in memory of Mr Eddie Corben.

The coordinators of the Swanage Community Defibrillators Partnership. L to R

 Maggie Hardy - Swanage Rotary Club
 David Corben - Swanage RNLI
 Lisa Mattei - Resus Officer Dorset County Hospital
Ian Brown - Swanage Coastguard
Kyle Hickman - Dorset Police

Photo : Andrew P.M. Wright

Monday, 11 July 2016

Official Launch

The official launch of the Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership will take place at the Swanage Railway Station on Wednesday 13th July 2016 at 1pm

It will be a short opening ceremony to cut the ribbon and declare the devices in operation.

We shall also be announcing a programme to provide further devices in the town so come along on Wednesday if you have a spare few minutes.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Using an I Pad AED

Part of the project is to provide awareness of the defibrillators.

 We hope to run some workshops in the next few weeks to allow people to practise , dates will be released soon.

In the meantime here is a short video on how to use them.

Always phone 999 and never touch the casualty when the device tells you to stand clear.