Solihull business funds life-saving defibrillator in town centre - The Solihull Observer

Solihull business funds life-saving defibrillator in town centre

Solihull Editorial 2nd Jan, 2023   0

A CAFE has become the latest Solihull town centre business to have a life-saving defibrillator installed on site.

The new unit, at Boston Tea Party, was funded by National Grid Metering through their Community Budget, aiming to leave a legacy in Solihull.

Solihull Business Improvement District helped to find the prime spot on Herbert Road, just off Homer Road and Station Road, and Boston Tea Party were happy to have the new defibrillator installed on their outside wall.

It provides public access to the vital kit 24 hours a day.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service and FastAid have also been involved in the project from the outset.

National Grid Metering have since been honoured with a Community Initiative and Partnership Award for working collaboratively to support and assist the WMAS with the wellbeing and safety of those in the local community.

Ant Stokes and Chantelle Bogira, of National Grid Metering, said: “We are extremely proud and pleased to be able to provide this defibrillator to the local community.

“We would like to thank Boston Tea Party for agreeing to have the defibrillator installed outside their café. Hopefully, the new defibrillator will one day save a life.”

WMAS Community Response Manager, Andy Jeynes, said: “The chance of a person surviving a cardiac arrest falls by ten per cent for every minute that passes without a defibrillator being used.

“That is why this is such a fantastic initiative from National Grid to install a defibrillator in a public place, as it can only help to save lives.”

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