Cumbria's Rotarians make life saving move

Rotarians in Cumbria and Lancashire have received funding for Community Based First Response Unit. The £65,000 investment will be matched by funding from the Rotary International Foundation. They are now working with the North West Ambulance Service, a number of Search & Rescue organisations and the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing to implement the various

Live updates

Would you know how to save a life?

If you came across someone in cardiac arrest would you know what to do?

Would you know how to use one of the Community Based First Response Units that are becoming more available across our region?

Our reporter Paul Crone met with Lauren Watson, chain of survival coordinator for Cumbria, to find out what you should do in an emergency:

Public Access Defibrillators set for Cumbria

A new project which could see life-saving equipment installed in towns and villages across Cumbria.

Public Access Defibrillators are used when someone suffers a cardiac arrest, and needs immediate treatment.

The Rotary Club have raised sixty five thousand pounds to provide more of these vital pieces of equipment in public places across the county.

Paul Crone has been to see how they work, and to meet a woman who owes her life to one of the machines.

Advertisement

More life-saving defibrillators for Cumbria

Mark Evans, Community resuscitation manager, Cumbria and Lancs, and Lauren Watson, chain of survival coordinator for Cumbria Credit: ITV News Border

Members of the charity organisation, The Rotary, have helped to raise over £65,000 so more life-saving defibrillators are to be installed in towns and villages across Cumbria.

Bridget Brice from Ulverston had life saved by a defibrillator when she suffered a cardiac arrest as she boarded a train at Lancaster Credit: ITV News Border

Bridget Brice, from Ulverston, suffered a cardiac arrest while boarding a train.

Her life was saved by one of the devices that was available at the train station.

'I'm here today' thanks to publicly placed defibrillator

More life-saving defibrillators will be installed in towns and villages across Cumbria.

Rotarians in the county have helped to raise over £65,000 which will now see an increase in the number of defibrillators installed in public places for anyone to use in an emergency.

Bridget Brice suffered a cardiac arrest and had her life saved by one of the devices.

Life saving move by Cumbria's Rotarians

Rotarians in Cumbria and Lancashire are one step closer to starting a Community Based First Response Unit.

A £65,000 investment from them and the Rotary International Foundation means members cab now work to provide emergency first response equipment to more local areas.

Rotarians are now working with the North West Ambulance Service, a number of Search & Rescue organisations and the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing to implement the various individual projects.

Advertisement

Back to top

Latest ITV News reports