21st Jan, 2018

Solihull farm installs defibrillator to put parents mind at ease

Solihull Editorial 14th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A SOLIHULL farm which supports people with mental health difficulties, dementia and learning disabilities, is the latest borough location to benefit from a defibrillator.

Newlands Bishop Farm, run by local charity the Family Care Trust, provides people with learning disabilities and mental health problem working experiences in horticulture, woodwork, gardening on the farm.

The farm contacted the West Midlands Ambulance Service to ask for a defibrillator to be installed in the onsite cafe.

Andy Jeynes, the WMAS NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Response Manager, visited the site and met some of the people that benefit from the work on the farm, before deciding it was a ‘great cause’ for WMAS to support.

He said: “I donated a defibrillator to the farm and provided training to the staff on site in basic life support.

“It’s a great initiative and, with so many people working on the site as well as visiting it, it’s worthy of a life-saving device not only for them but their local community too.”

Thanking WMAS for the defibrillator, Newlands Bishop Farm Manager, Danny Adams, said: “This essential piece of kit now means we’re prepared for potential life threatening situations and gives us peace of mind should we ever need to use it.”


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