Defibrillator in former call box in Leicestershire
- 29 October 2010
- From the section Leicester
A heart defibrillator has been installed in a decommissioned phone box in a Leicestershire village.
All villagers and local ambulance staff have been given a number to call so the device in Carlton, near Market Bosworth, can be quickly accessed.
A defibrillator is used to restart the heart of a cardiac arrest patient.
Villagers worked with national charity, the Community HeartBeat Trust to raise £2,000 to buy a community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD).
Conservative MP for Bosworth David Tredinnick is unveiling the facility on Friday.
The device is housed in a secure box with keypad access inside the telephone box, which was taken into ownership by the parish council.
Volunteers have already received training from local first responders.