Stoke Bishop Defibrillator Successfully Funded
Updated: Jan 24
Defibrillator funded for Stoke Bishop village shops
Henleaze & Westbury Voice (Oct 2020)
IT has long been the wish of the Stoke Bishop and Sea Mills Ward Forum, and its predecessor the Neighbourhood Partnership, to have a defibrillator in Stoke Bishop.
Anyone can suffer a cardiac arrest no matter how fit they are. A victim's life expectancy chances increase from 1 in 10 to 3 in 10 with immediate CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation. The availability of a local defibrillator could make the difference, and improve the life chances for cardiac arrest victims.
The Ward Forum has recently been approached by Simon Brookes who has installed seven defibrillators already in Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym in recent years.
Simon was a first responder for the South West Ambulance Service and he knows their value. As a result, the Ward Forum is partnering with the Druid Fountain Neighbourhood Watch and Residents Association (DFNHW) and the Sneyd Park Residents Association (SPRA).
A crowdfunding campaign has raised the necessary funds for a defibrillator to be installed at the village shops as it's a busy area with high footfall and people often around. Salvatore has kindly agreed to the installation of what is termed a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) outside his barber's shop.
DRNHW and SPRA have, between them, promised to contribute £600 to get the project off the ground and another £1,275 has been raised through donations.