>> Community Defibrillator
Community DefibrillatorThe Aldbrough Community Defibrillator is located on the front wall of the Aldbrough County Primary School on Headlands Road.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service launched a project (cPAD 100) which would see 100 automated external defibrillators (AED's) installed in 100 communities within North and East Yorkshire. Further information about the cPAD 100 project can be found by clicking on the image to the right.
Unfortunately Aldbrough did not appear on the list of communities that were chosen to receive one of these potentially life saving devices.
When Parish Councillor and Community First Responder Paul Woodward saw that we were not to receive a Community Public Access Defibrillator through the cPAD scheme he immediately embarked on his own mission to secure an AED for Aldbrough.
Following a lot of hard work by Paul, help from the NHS and some very generous support from the Hornsea Cottage League of Friends we are delighted to report that Aldbrough now has its own defibrillator.
The AED was originally going to to be located on the surgery wall but as a result of unforeseen complications this was not possible and a new home had to be found. As a result, the Aldbrough Parish Council would like to express their appreciation to Susan Ulph (Head Teacher) and the Aldbrough Primary School for their helpful cooperation in allowing the AED to be sited on the front wall of the school.
An amazing effort that could have life changing consequences - a huge thank you to Paul, the NHS, Hornsea Cottage League of Friends, Aldbrough Primary School and all who were involved along the way!
For more information about AED's and their use in the community please visit The Community HeartBeat Trust