Skelton & Brotton Parish Council

01287 348008

Skelton and Brotton Parish Council can be contacted on 01287 348008 or office@skeltonbrottonpc.co.uk

Skelton and Brotton Parish Council would like to thank the local businesses, Village/Community Halls and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for agreeing to participate in their Community Defibrillator Project.

Councillor Angus McDonald, Chair of Skelton and Brotton Parish Council, said that the idea had been put forward by Councillor Brian Hogg and was discussed at one of the Parish Council Meetings. All Members wholeheartedly agreed to the Parish Council funding the Project.  

Various sites throughout the Parish area were discussed and building owners/guardians were contacted.  Everyone approached was keen to be involved.

Dr Andrew Sutton, Consultant Cardiologist - Clinical Director at James Cook University Hospital said about the project: “There are approximately 200 in numbers out of hospital cardiac arrests per day in the UK.  Most of these are caused by a chaotic heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation.

"Death is inevitable unless immediate cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation is performed. Defibrillation is performed by giving an electric shock through the chest wall using a defibrillator. Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chances of surviving by about 10%.

"Anyone can help save the life of a person who has a cardiac arrest by “calling 999, performing basic CPR and using a PAD (Public access defibrillator). Providing PADs has been clearly shown to improve survival rates of cardiac arrest victims"

Dr Andrew Sutton, Consultant Cardiologist - Clinical Director at James Cook Hospital said “There are approximately 200 in numbers out of hospital cardiac arrests per day in the UK.  Most of these are caused by a chaotic heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation.

Death is inevitable unless immediate cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation is performed. Defibrillation is performed by giving an electric shock through the chest wall using a defibrillator.

Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chances of surviving by about 10%.

Anyone can help save the life of a person who has a cardiac arrest by “calling 999, performing basic CPR and using a PAD (Public access defibrillator).

SKELTON CIVIC HALL

Councillor Angus McDonald, Chair of Skelton and Brotton Parish Council, who have funded the Community Defibrillator Project in the Parish Council area.

  NORTH SKELTON VILLAGE HALL

Alison Husband, Secretary/Treasurer of North Skelton Village Hall said ‘on behalf of the North Skelton Village Hall Committee, l think this is an excellent idea that can potentially save lives’.
SKELTON YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE

 Caretaker, Martin Fraser said ‘we’re pleased to be involved in the Project. It’s particularly useful for Skelton United Junior Football Club who train and play on the field here’.BROTTON VILLAGE HALL

Marian Dixon Trustee of Brotton Village Hall, and Treasurer of Brotton Over 60’s Friendly Club said ‘I think it’s a good thing. We have over 80 members in the Over 60’s Club, many in their 80’s. I hope we don’t have to use it, but it’s good to know it’s there if we do’.
SKELTON METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH
Property Steward, Peter Appleton said ‘Skelton Methodist Community Hall are pleased to participate in community projects. The Methodist Chapel is a community Church and the Hall is a community Hall’.
SPAR, BROTTON
Manager, Rachael Gosnay said ‘when we were asked by the Parish Council about being involved in the project there was no decision to be made. These kind of resources are vital, especially in rural areas’.

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