A defibrillator is a device that gives an electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. You don’t need to be trained to use it as the device gives clear instructions and can’t be used if it’s not necessary.
Blyth Town Council has installed five Defibrillators within the town, located in the following areas:
- Marketplace - on the back of the toilet block
- Blyth Beach - Dave Stephens’ Centre
- Ridley Park - new toilet block
- Police Station - Arms Evertyne House, Quay Road
- Delaval Street Newsham - Next to the fruit shop.
The first of these defibrillators, on the Marketplace, was installed in May 2019.
and as of 20/06/19, the units in Ridley Park
The Dave Stephen’s Centre,
and the Unit at Arms Evertyne House are now online.
For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10% hence the need to ensure Blyth has easy access to these life saving machines.
Please see the video below for a guide on the use of the Defibrilator.