Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die suddenly from undiagnosed heart conditions. Many suffer what is described as Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), an umbrella term for many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people. Often the young people affected are active sports players but this is not always the case. Of course people of any age can have cardiac arrests and without prompt attention can die.
Prompt treatment with a c can save the life of the person. A defibrillator helps restore the natural rhythm of the heart when a person is experiencing cardiac arrest.
Bridlington Lions Club decided that this was something the Club could and should become involved with in the community so that quick access to a defibrillator is available while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. In conjunction with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, six sites were identified in Bridlington and a five year supply and training package was put together. Bridlington Lions Club has provided the funding and Yorkshire Ambulance Service the expertise, training and back-up and sourced the defibrillators.
The six sites are
1. Bridlington School and Sports College
2. Headlands School and Community Science College
3. Promenades Shopping Centre
4. South Cliff Caravan Camp
5. Bridlington Rugby Union Football Club
6. East Riding College
Bridlington Lions are proud to be working with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service on this community project and have been delighted with the response and enthusiasm of the staff at the centres.
Bridlington Rugby Union Football Club
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