Leigh-on-Sea Town Council, with the help of Leigh Lions, have installed a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on Strand Wharf (behind the Heritage Centre) for the safety of the town. The machine was unveiled on Thursday 3rd September.
To find out more about defibrillators please follow this link; https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/defibrillators
Town Clerk, Helen Symmons said, “When one of our residents, Sue Middleton, contacted the Council with regard to the possibility of a defibrillator in the Old Town, Council immediately thought this was a great idea as we already have one in the Community Centre and knew that the Leigh Lions had enabled another in Leigh Road.
With our good friends Leigh Lions, we set in motion plans to install a AED unit on Strand Wharf. As the box does require to be heated, it is positioned to the rear of the Heritage Centre.”
To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. Leigh-on-Sea Town Council have asked for traders and business in the Old Town to display their AED stickers so it can easily be found in an emergency.