Broughton and Milton Keynes Parish Council have installed a community defibrillator in the red phone box in Milton Keynes Village, for use by the public on victims of sudden cardiac arrest (heart attacks). This device is accessible 24 hours a day. A defibrillator is a portable machine that automatically sends an electric shock to the heart muscle to return it to its normal rhythm
There is also a defibrillator installed in Broughton Village, inside the red phone box. This defibrillator has been funded by both a huge amount of fund-raising of £2000 by Angela Price in memory of her son Alden, and a £500 Parish Council grant. Sadly, Alden passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest in May 2017 aged just 18. To donate to the charity in memory of Alden - to help provide more defibrillators in the community, please click HERE.
Not content with just the one defibrillator, and to help save more hearts, Angela is continuing to fund-raise to enable even more defibrillator units to be installed in our local community, In 2022 she raised money with the help of Middleton Pavilion to one installed to the exterior of Middleton Sports Pavilion. If you would like to donate then please click HERE.
Next on Angelas list is to get a defibrillator installed on the rear of Broughton Pavilion, we hope for this to be installed very soon in 2023.
IMPORTANT: In the event of an emergency dial 999 and ask for an ambulance before you do anything else. The operator will confirm the location of the nearest defibrillator and give you the number code to unlock the door of the defibrillator cabinet and access the equipment.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE TRAINED TO USE THIS EQUIPMENT - THE DEVICE WILL TALK YOU THROUGH WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. REMEMBER TO DIAL 999 FIRST.
Performing CPR and using a community defibrillator - watch the short video below.
Finding other defibrillators in the area
South Central Ambulance Service has an amazing Android & Apple app that users can access via their smart-phone or tablet. The app uses GPS functionality to show where the nearest AED is as well as a list of other AEDs in the area. It also features videos, CPR instructions, and a section that will answer many of your cardiac arrest and heart attack questions
The Community Heartbeat Trust
The Community Heartbeat Trust is a charity whose aims are to support communities in the correct provision of defibrillators and were instrumental in giving us support & guidance when we were first looking to install defibrillator's in our telephone boxes.
Their mission is to 'Increase the chances of survival from cardiac arrest'
To find out more about them, defibrillators and a whole host of other using information - click on the button below which will take you to CHT website.