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Firm offers up chance to buy a lifesaving defib

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 27, 2014

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A SPECIALIST training firm has thrown its backing behind the Mail’s Stay Fit, Stay Alive campaign.

HDP Specialist Education Solutions, based in North West Leicestershire, got in touch to say that it wanted to support the bid to get more defibrillators into sites ranging from gyms to schools.

Director Hazel Poulton spoke to the Mail about a special offer that has been put together to try to make installing the lifesaving devices ‘more affordable’.

She said: “We would like to support the Burton Mail campaign with a fantastic offer on our defibrillators linked with free training for up to 10 people.

“This will include a LIFEPAK CR Plus defibrillator, a rechargeable battery system, carry case, a pair of Quik Pak electrodes, a first responder kit, wall bracket and location sign.

“All of this will cost £1,195 and includes VAT and free delivery.”

More information is available by calling 01530 839115 or visiting www.hdpeducationsolutions.com

The Mail launched Stay Fit, Stay Alive after a 64-year-old man was left brain damaged and seriously ill when he suffered a cardiac arrest while he was working out at a local gym.

Even Prime Minister David Cameron, during a visit to Molson Coors in Burton, took time out to praise the campaign, describing it as ‘vital’.

Administering correct care within two to three minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest increases the survival rate to 75 per cent.

For every minute a patient is in cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 10 per cent.

A defibrillator delivers an electrical current through the chest which aims to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm, allowing it to pump again.

A portable defibrillator is specially designed for people with no medical background or training.

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