Written by admin on October 14, 2020
According to a report in the Bridgwater Mercury, thieves have stolen a potentially life-saving defibrillator from the wall outside the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater
The device, known as an Automatic External Defibrillator or A.E.D. can be unlocked with a code provided by emergency services and be used by anyone giving first aid.
The device is attached to the patients chest and automatically monitors their condition, administering a shock to restart their heart when a cardiac arrest is detected.
A replacement device and housing which can be used on adults or children could cost in the region of £3000.
Most defibrillators in the county are bought through fundraising or private investments and are registered for use with the South Western Ambulance Service