Five New Defibrillators for Caldicot
Published: 23 June 2017
Caldicot Town Council
are very pleased to announce that 5 new defibrillators have been purchased for the
town. The Zoll Defibrillators are simple and safe to use and located at:
• Caldicot Town Council Office, Sandy Lane
• The Co-op, Newport Road
• Premier Stores, Oakley Way
• Waitrose, Caldicot Town Centre, Newport Road
• The Castle Inn, Church Road
During 2016, Caldicot Town Council considered
the important issue of defibrillators in Caldicot and recognised the benefits
of having defibrillators located within the town.
The Town Council approached a number of
charities which provide and support use of defibrillators and subsequently
approached the Big Lottery Fund to assist in funding purchase of defibrillators.
The Council have been working with Cariad, a
registered charity (1151618) which provides Defibrillators & Training to
communities across Wales. Cariad believe
that it is important to provide a service to communities and work closely with
local councils and members of the community to ensure the full benefits of
having a defibrillator are fully understood.
Caldicot Town Council understands that provision
of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), for the use of the people of
Caldicot, will greatly improve the chance of survival for a person suffering sudden
cardiac arrest. There are a number of
AEDs available for use across Monmouthshire and within the local area, however,
the Town Council want to ensure that the AEDs are available for use by the
By providing 5 AED's placed at strategic
locations throughout the town, an AED could be accessed in a matter of minutes
by anyone in the town. It is recognised that the defibrillator can make a
significant difference to a person’s medical condition and the population of
the town would be in close proximity to an AED, should one ever be needed.
The Town Council has obtained support from
local health partners, GP surgery, ambulance service and paramedics.
Defibrillator Locations in Caldicot. For more information, please visit the NHS Direct Wales Website