The Parish Council is responsible for the 3 defibrillators located as below. The equipment and the consumable items, such as adhesive pads, are maintained by the Parish Council to make sure that the defibrillator is always ready to use when needed.
- Public Telephone Kiosk 22M From 40 High Street 6M From High Street, WR11 7PQ
- On the exterior wall on the left hand side of the One Stop Store & Post office – 40 Stratford Road, Honeybourne WR11 7PP
- 3.On the exterior wall of the pavilion facing the carpark – Honeybourne Sports Field, Bretforton Road, WR11 7PE
There is also a defibrillator located at the entrance to the Village Hall which is in Harvest Close. Maintenance of this defibrillator is the responsibility of the Village Hall
What to do?
Information on how to get the Defibrillator and how to use is on the pack itself.
In the event of a suspected cardiac arrest, the following procedures should be used:
- Call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.
- When asked by the operator give the telephone number from where you are calling and the location of the cabinet.
- The operator will ask a series of questions which you will need to answer to the best of your ability. This will only take a few moments and will not delay the ambulance.
- The operator will then provide you with the access code to open the cabinet ( All the Parish Council defibrillators are located inside an external cabinet and registered with the ambulance service).
- The defibrillator and resuscitation pack should be removed from the access point and the ambulance service will stay on the line and give verbal instruction if required.
- Switch on the defibrillator and it will then provide you with verbal instructions for use.
- The defibrillator cannot be used incorrectly as it will only deliver a shock to the patient if it detects it is necessary.
- There are scissors in the resuscitation pack to assist with removal of clothing and a pocket rescue breath mask for use with ventilation in CPR.
- If you are unable or unwilling to give ventilations, simply do “hands only” chest compressions.
Vehicular Activated Signs (VAS)
The Parish Council owns 2 VAS. The signs are moved monthly to various locations in the village that have been approved by Worcestershire County Highways.