Monday, 28 November 2016

Costcutter Device Goes Live

We had confirmation this morning that the registration process for the cabinet and device at Cost Cutters in the High street had been completed.

South Western Ambulance now have this device registered for use.

If you think someone is suffering a cardiac arrest , call 999 and ask for Ambulance.

The Ambulance Operator will give you advice and may ask if there is anyone available to go to one of your nearest cabinets to get the defibrillator.

The Ambulance Service will give you the code to open the cabinet.

Want to know more ?  Look out on these pages for future awareness workshops the partnership run.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Next new cabinet arrives

The next new cabinet was installed this morning at Cost Cutter in the high street.

There is still some electrical work to do before the cabinet will be registered with the Ambulance Service.

The partnership would like to thank the Tomes family for their support and agreement to allow the cabinet to be placed in this key location.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Swanage Carnival presents donation to SCDP

The partnership were presented with a cheque recently from the Swanage Carnival Committee.

This year the Carnival committee presented donations to 22 different organisations following this years successful week.

The funds will yet again go towards another device for the town.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Defib Partnership endorsed for its work in the Community.

We would like to share some wonderful news with you this week.  

Two coordinators from the partnership were invited to attended The South Western Ambulance Service Fountain Trust( SWASFT) awards evening at Dillington Hall Illminster, where the partnership was awarded     "Defibrillator Accreditation Award"    by the Chief Executive Ken Wenman.

The partnership was put forward for the award by the SWASFT  Dorset Responder Team  in recognition of the defibrillator project.

The award at the annual ceremony is a wonderful achievement  for the partnership which in eighteen months has provided seven devices , with another six in the pipe line.

The devices have already gone to six incidents in Swanage in support of medical emergencies.

Having the project endorsed and acknowledged by South Western Ambulance reflects the hard work and contributions the partnership along with the community has brought to the Swanage area.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us to achieve our goals so far.

Friday, 14 October 2016


We have had several people contact us today concerned that they have seen a safety warning regarding defibrillators.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency have issued the warning that there may be an electrical Fault with some LIFEPAK CR Plus and LIFEPAK EXPRESS automatic external Defibrillators (AED).  This means that some of them may not deliver an electric shock to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

The Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership can confirm they DO NOT have any of this type of Defibrillator.

The devices in the partnership cabinets are iPAD SP1, which are all registered with South Western Ambulance and the UK Supplier. 

The Partnership regularly check their devices in line with the Governance Structure, South Western Ambulance  and the UK Resus Council.

In any medical emergency call 999 and ask for Ambulance.

Monday, 10 October 2016

We had an idea

Eighteen months ago , four people came together with a common idea.

That idea was to provide community accessed defibrillators for the benefit of Swanage and the surrounding area.

Maggie Hardy,  (RGN)  previously the Swanage hospital manager and Rotarian

David Corben , Local Estate Agent , ex RNLI crewman and usually the 1st on scene during incidents in Station Road.

Kyle Hickman, Police Officer before emigrating to Australia in September 2016.

Ian Brown  Control Room Trainer and Station Officer of Swanage Coastguard

The four of us came together with and idea to provide four devices in the town.  Thanks to the generosity of the town that idea is growing with currently seven devices installed.

In early 2016 we were very lucky to be joined by Lisa Mattei a Resuscitation Officer who is our technical advisor and leads on the education training provided by the partnership.

This is the coordinating group of the partnership who have in the last eighteen months had many meetings to look at different devices and cabinets, as well as putting a comprehensive governance structure in place.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Studland Village Defibrillator goes live

The new defibrillator at the Studland Village Hall has gone live today.

South Western Ambulance have confirmed its live on their system which pin points the nearest device in a medical emergency.

The device and cabinet was provided after the community of Studland held a fund raising party in honour of HM The Queen's 90th Birthday.

Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership installed the device and will continue to support the village with the maintenance and awareness training.

This is the sixth cabinet and device the partnership have installed in the community.