Additional life-saving Defibs are being installed across Montagu Estate following resident requests funded by the Kenton Ward Committee.
In the UK there are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests a year where emergency medical services try to resuscitate the victim. Yet according to official health figures the survival rate is low – only one in ten people that have a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting survive. However, if a defib is used within three to five minutes it can produce survival rates as high as 50-70%.
That’s why Kenton’s ward committee are funding another two defibs to be placed outside Wyndley House and Harehills Tower on the Montagu estate. These will be available to the public for emergency use. The devices complement two existing defibs (installed in 2022) outside the Church of Ascension, Creighton Ave and the Duke of Wellington Pub, Kenton Lane and Hillsview Surgery, North Kenton (kindly donated by the local community).
Coun Ged Bell, Vice Chair of the Kenton Committee, said:
”We’re determined to secure more funding and work in partnership with our community groups to ensure more Kenton residents can have quick access to these life-saving devices.”
Meanwhile Kenton Park Sports Centre is running a Cardiac Rehabilitation programme coupled with three well attended ‘gentle exercise’ classes for those in mid-life/late-life who have had heart operations.
Contact the Sports Centre on 0191 477 9200.