Clanfield Gets A New Life Saving Device - The Directory Group

Clanfield gets a new life saving device

Clanfield gets a new life saving device

A new defibrillator has been installed in a Hampshire village thanks to local councillors and the local retail store.

Colleagues at Southern Co-op's store in Clanfield were approached by Clanfield Parish Council earlier this year with the aim to get a new defibrillator installed in a central location.

With the help of donations from East Hampshire District Councillors Nigel Wren and Guy Shepherd, a total of £1,750 was raised to buy the device.

The life-saving device has now been installed on the wall of the retail store in White Dirt Lane.

Danny Stallard, Customer Service Assistant at the Southern Co-op store in Clanfield, said: "Helping our local community is important to us so when we were asked about the defibrillator, we were more than happy to make a donation to fund it."

Cabinets for this type of emergency medical equipment are ideally placed in a prominent position so it can be applied quickly when a heart attack happens.

In a medical emergency, the 999 call handler will advise the caller of the defibrillator and the machine will guide users through the process by voice command. It will not deliver a shock if it has detected that the heart is beating.

Southern Co-op has made a planning application to relocate the cash machine outside the store near the post boxes. If approved, the cash machine will be standalone with added security features including bollards.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley