Five new lifesaving defibrillators installed across Lichfield and Burntwood

Five lifesaving defibrillators have been installed in Lichfield and Burntwood.

The new defibrillator at the Boley Park supermarket

The new defibrillator at the Boley Park supermarket

The Central England Co-operative has made the equipment available at a number of it stores, including:

  • Cannock Road, Burntwood
  • Highfields Road, Chasetown
  • Boley Park, Lichfield
  • Curborough Road, Lichfield

Another defibrillator has been installed at its business support centre on Hermes Road in Lichfield.

Arron Billett, store manager at the Highfields Road store, said: “We are delighted to have been such an integral part of ensuring this lifesaving device has been installed.

“If the defibrillator is ever needed, anyone can call 999 and the emergency operator will pass on a code that will open the locked case that the equipment is stored in.

“The device will then talk the person through how to use it – it is easy to use and any member of the community would be able to do so if needed.”

The company has confirmed funding for hundreds of defibrillators across its stores over the next year.

It is currently working with ambulance bosses to identify the best locations.

Martyn Cheatle, Central England Co-operative’s chief executive, said: “Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the UK’s biggest killers and, after listening to the concerns of customers, members and partners, we want to help tackle the issue by getting more life-saving equipment into communities where it can save lives.

“As a responsible business we place a huge focus on making a positive contribution to the communities in which we trade; we are delighted to be able to build on our existing work with this new project which we are funding from the carrier bag levy.”

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