Rolls-Royce Leisure installs third defibrillator at its complex
By: Rolls-Royce Leisure
Rolls-Royce Leisure on Moor Lane in Derby already had two Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) across its 30-acre complex but following the collapse of Denmark's Christian Eriksen during the game against Finland, the team decided to invest in a third one.
The new defibrillator has been installed at the caretaker's offices at the complex with the others at the Pavilion restaurant and the Fitness Centre.
Having three allows all guests quick access to a defibrillator no matter where they are or what they are doing across the site. The AED's will be accessible whenever staff are at the complex.
Research carried out by the British Heart Foundation found that less than 1 in 10 people survive a sudden cardiac arrest and only 3% of defibrillators are used outside of hospitals.
Only 40% of bystanders who witness a cardiac arrest would be confident in performing CPR.
According to research from First Aid for Life, by having accessible defibrillators across the Rolls-Royce Leisure site, it can help increase survival rates by 74%
Commenting on the installation of the new defibrillator, Colin Bancroft, general manager at Rolls-Royce Leisure said:
"When Christian Eriksen went into cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, the quick response from paramedics was extraordinary and having a defibrillator on hand saved his life.
"The incident highlighted the need for more people to learn CPR and have accessible defibrillators in more public places, so it was a no-brainer to purchase another one to have at our site.
"Keeping all our guests safe is our number one priority and by having three AEDs increases the chances of saving someone's life."
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