No pushing up the daises at Winterbourne

 

Friday 21st October 2016 – 11.30am – Claire Brown.

No Pushing up the Daisies at Winterbourne.jpg

A house and garden near the University of Birmingham is the proud owner of a device which can save lives thanks to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Winterbourne House and Garden on Edgbaston Park Road recently received a defibrillator from the Trust; a device used to help restart the heart of someone in cardiac arrest. Staff will also be given training in basic first aid and how to use their new piece of kit.

Andy Jeynes, the Trust’s Community Response Manager for Birmingham and the Black Country, said: “With more than 60,000 visitors through its gates each year, Winterbourne House and Garden is an ideal location for a defibrillator.

“Last month I officially handed over a life-saving device to the popular Birmingham heritage attraction and staff at the site will soon be trained in CPR and how to use their new piece of kit.”

Lee Hale, Head of Winterbourne House & Garden, said: “A new defibrillator is now located at the premier Birmingham heritage attraction for those infrequent but serious emergency medical situations.

“To ensure the equipment is used correctly, relevant training is also due to be delivered by the ambulance service. This venture demonstrates a need to improve emergency procedures but also highlights valuable partnership working across the region.”

Ends.

Notes to Editors:

If used, please credit the images to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

 

 

 

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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