Vital life-saving equipment is now publicly available in Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, thanks to a partnership between ourselves and AS Homes (Scotland).
A new defibrillator cabinet has been fitted in The Cutty Sark Community Centre. The device which gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest, has been placed in a prominent position by the main entrance of the centre and is available for the community to use.
Kevin Nixon, Regional Manager, Caledonia Housing Association said “We would like to thank AS Homes for their kind donation. Having a positive impact on our local communities is crucial for us at Caledonia Housing Association. We identified The Cutty Sark as an ideal location for the defibrillator as it’s a well-used facility by the local community and is located close to a number school and homes in the area”.
The defibrillator is designed to be used by anyone, no specific training is required. Once it’s switched on it will provide clear instructions and talk users through what they need to do. The Scottish Ambulance Service have been advised of the new defibrillator, with the location now mapped into their command and control system so that members of the public can be directed to them when emergency situations arise.
Craig Cairney Site Manager, AS Homes said “As well as building high-quality affordable homes, AS Homes (Scotland) is committed to supporting the communities in which we build. We are delighted to be able to donate this life-saving equipment and to work alongside Caledonia Housing Association on such an important project”.
David Moon, Development Officer, Caledonia Housing Association, said “We have been working with AS Homes to complete our Bonhill development of 49 properties. It’s been great to take our partnership one step further and provide this life saving equipment for the local community. The equipment is now mounted in a prominent position within the Centre, hopefully it will be seldom used”.