Community Defibrillator Scheme

Friends of Frome Hospital

Name: Community Defibrillator Scheme
Organisation: Friends of Frome Hospital
Location: c/o Frome Community Hospital, Enos Way, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2FH

Description

With 22 Publicly Available Defibrillators (PAD) installed across the Town and our local villages, the ‘Friends’ are seeking three or four additional guardians to check the cabinets - once a fortnight - and report their operational status into the 999 emergency service.

‘Volunteers will need a modern mobile telephone capable of reading the tag app – at the cabinet’
The check takes less than two minutes at each cabinet.

A once a fortnight commitment is essential!

Team members work together and cover each other when holidays are due, or if someone is unwell.

The Frome Defibrillator Scheme, is reputed to be the first in the country where a complete ‘network’ of PAD units have been installed across the community, and are available 24/7 to assist in cardiac trauma situations.

The ‘Friends’ Defibrillator Team also provide annual public CPR/Defibrillator awareness sessions, and have introduced specially structured educational lessons for students at the Town’s Oakfield and Selwood Academy.

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Organisation Description

Voluntary support group for the Frome Community Hospital, Enos Way Health Park and for a number of outreach projects.


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Cause / Interests

  • Emergency Services
  • Health & Safety

Types of Activity

  • Community Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

‘Volunteers will need a modern mobile telephone capable of reading the tag app – at the cabinet’


Benefits

The ‘Friends’ Defibrillator Team also provide annual public CPR/Defibrillator awareness sessions, and have introduced specially structured educational lessons for students at the Town’s Oakfield and Selwood Academy.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion