Every second counts when a cardiac arrest occurs and ready access to a defibrillator can boost the chance of a full recovery. With this in mind Steyning Area First Responders (SAFeR), with the generous support of the Wilson Memorial Trust, have installed two additional defibrillators in the town.
One of the new machines is located on the outside of the Steyning Cricket Club pavilion. Steyning CC chairman Paul Shippam commented:
“A large number of people use the club, either as players or social members, and we were keen to have a defibrillator available in case an emergency occurs. Having the machine publicly accessible means it can also be used to help someone in difficulty on the Memorial Field and surrounding area. We were pleased to work with SAFeR and the Wilson Trust to offer this important facility.”
Although SAFeR already provides public access defibrillators in three locations in Steyning (High Street, Steyning Centre and Shooting Field) up to now there was none within easy reach of the Kings Barn Lane area. This has now been addressed with a new machine installed outside the home of one of SAFeR’s trustees at 47 Roman Road.
See the full list of SAFeR’s public access defibrillators.