Life-saving defibrillator installed in West End for sudden heart attack victims

A defibrillator to support sudden heart attack victims has been installed in a food store in Lincoln for the local West End community.

The funding of £1,000 for the life-saving equipment, at the Lincolnshire Co-op on Carholme Road, came from Councillor Robert Parker’s Big Society Fund allocation and the defibrillator can be used by anyone in the event of a medical emergency.

He said: “It’s vitally important for the West End community of Lincoln to have this equipment available if someone suddenly goes into cardiac arrest. People can get into difficulties at any time, no matter what they are doing.

“It will be there for anyone who needs it in the community with clear instructions so that people will know what to do in an emergency.”

“As we know, many students live in the West End, and I’m hopeful that through talks with the NUS at the University of Lincoln, we will see students getting involved in fundraising for more defibrillators throughout the city.”