Lighwater now has a Public Access Defibrillator

The Lightwater Public Access Defibrillator is now operational and is located outside of Duffy’s Budgens in The Square. The funding for the defibrillator is from the South East Coast Ambulance Service. There are now four public access defibrillators in the borough: Deepcut, Bagshot, Lightwater and Tomlinscote School.

Every community needs to be prepared for sudden cardiac arrest emergencies, which strikes people of all ages and all levels of fitness. Rapid defibrillation is the only effective treatment, and is a proven way to save lives. Defibrillation within three minutes lifts the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest to 70 per cent. Local emergency services typically can’t respond that quickly. That’s why every community needs to have an automated external defibrillator on hand – anywhere where two or more gather.

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