New PAD in Rye 16/08/2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Rother Responders have placed a new Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) in Valley Park, Rye with thanks to local contributions. The lifesaving defibrillator has been installed outside the substation owned by GTC
who kindly authorised the placement and arranged the installation. Thanks again to those involved with this.
The defibrillator will be available for access at anytime of the day / night and has been added to the PAD database held by South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. This means when a Cardiac Arrest 999 call is received in the ambulance control room, the operator will be aware of the nearest PAD site. If the PAD is close enough to the location of the patient they will ask someone to go to the PAD box and return to the patient with the defibrillator. Once back at the patient, the relative / bystander will be given instructions over the phone detailing how to turn on the machine and apply the defibrillator pads to the patient. The AED will also give easy to follow instructions at each step to assist you.
To find out more about this and to see when our next free defibrillator training session is, please see our PAD