We are delighted that a defibrillator, funded by Crewe Town Council, and in conjunction with the Nantwich Road Action Group, has been installed at the Hibberts Crewe office on Nantwich Road. The life-saving device, also known as a ‘defib’ was unveiled by Cllr Dawn Clark (Deputy Mayor of Crewe) and Stewart Bailey (Managing Partner at Hibberts).
A defibrillator is crucial in helping to survive a cardiac arrest, and without one, less than 10% of people survive. This is often due to the lack of action from bystanders before an ambulance or paramedic arrives, but being able to defibrillate within five minutes of the heart attack can mean that survival rates can increase to as high as 70%*
The Hibberts defibrillator cabinet, which also contains a bleed kit, is one of nine which have been sited in key locations across Crewe, and have been funded by the Crewe Town Council from their Community Plan. All of these units, including the new Hibberts’ one, are registered on the national defibrillator database. This enables people who are calling 999 to be directed to the nearest defib location, if the medical emergency is close to one. They will then be given the access code if it is appropriate to do so.
You can find all of the defibrillators’ locations on the Crewe Town Council website here
You can also watch a video to learn how to use a defib here
Stewart Bailey, Managing Partner, Hibberts, comments, “We were delighted that Crewe Town Council chose the Hibberts Crewe office on Nantwich Road to locate their latest defibrillator. Our offices are located on a busy thoroughfare and this defib fills a gap between the Railway Station and Tesco’s store at Wistaston. As the recommended walking time to a defib is 3 minutes this is the ideal place to install this potentially life-saving device. If we can help to save even one life, then it will be worth it.”
Source: North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS)