Hunt Training is delighted to say that we are currently working on providing a publicly accessible AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on behalf of the residents of the Lower Wick area of Worcester. The project is in the early stages of securing permissions, quotations and guidance, but once completed, we will be moving on to the fund-raising stage.
Cardiac Arrest, whatever the cause, is a killer and if you’ll forgive the pun, the figures may shock you.
- Approximately 30,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK
- 12 people under the age of 35 die every week due to sudden cardiac arrest in the UK
- 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school
- When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%
- If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6% to 74%
- The emergency services average response time to a cardiac event related incident in an urban area has increased from 8 to 11 minutes
- Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die
For these reasons and more, Hunt Training are very passionate about training for bystander CPR and access to AED’s in local communities, that are accessible by the general pubic, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.