Life-saving kit installed on ‘rec’

Community defibrillators are coming to Gedney, Gedney Dyke and Gedney Drove End.  Photo supplied.
Community defibrillators are coming to Gedney, Gedney Dyke and Gedney Drove End. Photo supplied.

A third public access defibrillator device is set to be installed in town under the Round Table’s SHOCK Sleaford campaign.

Sleaford and District Round Table’s aim is to get as many defibrillator units in and around Sleaford and surrounding villages as possible. Two units have been installed at Hockmeyers garage in Holdingham and at the New Life Centre on Mareham Lane.

Now the Town Council is to formally give the go ahead tonight (Wednesday) for a third to be placed on the wall of the toilet/kiosk building on Boston Road Recreation Ground.

The unit will be registered and linked to the ambulance service so that if someone calls 999 for a cardiac emergency, they can be directed to the unit with a pass code.

With the help of East Midlands Ambulance Service, a mass training session on using teh equipment is planned to be held at the round table’s Oktoberfest on the recreation ground on Saturday September 19.