Defibrillator Allocation

Last year the Parish Council allocated funds for a defibrillator of £2000 in financial year 2015/16. At this time the council persuaded KIER to install power for the unit FOC in the new hall.

See the references below:

Item 15 of Parish Council Meeting 2nd March 2015

Which stipulates £1600 +VAT to purchase the defibrillator.

Item 4 of Parish Council Meeting 13 April 2015

This item outlines that the Council had donations of:

  • £240 from CU:eve
  • £50 from Coop
  • £100 from Bovis/Linden

This means the funding was in place of up to £2390.

Now in financial year 2016/17 URPC have allocated £3000 at the Parish Council meeting on the 6th June 2016 and quoted a donation figure much less than £390. My only question is why is there a 15 month delay when the decision to do allocate one was paid in March 2015 and what has happened to the shortfall in donations?

As an aside its most interesting viewing the minutes as it outlines all income and spending whereas todays minutes are somewhat lacking.

Lets hope the unit is installed within the next few days, as we the older generation need the reassurance that we may be bump started to live a little longer. 🙂

6 Comments

  • As you know the Developers said at the Annual meeting when I asked the question could we install the Defib as planned on the New Village Hall and Stephen Swinscoe said yes.

    I do think this matter is long overdue.

    As above figure dont tally but then that’s another matter.

  • Fantastic news from the Parish Council: a defibrillator has been ordered for fitment.

  • Good news 🙂

    The defibrillator on the wall at the Village Hall, Wellington Road (GL54 2QW) is now live and available for use, should the need arise.

  • According to the British Heart Foundation, around 30,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest every year. However only 1 out of 10 survive. A persons survival following a cardiac arrest is greatly increased if a defibrillator is made available.

  • Well done to the Parish Clerk for organising training of the new device.

    An AED Defibrillator awareness training session has been arranged for Tuesday 10th January at 7pm in the Village Hall.

    The session will cover the following:

    What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    How to recognise SCA
    How to dial 999 and what to tell them
    How to do CPR and why
    How to use the AED
    Recovery position/turning a patient
    Handover to the Paramedics
    Governance and support programmes

    Please email Debbie Hill on the following email address: clerk@upperrissington-pc.gov.uk if you would like to attend.

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