11 Sep 2023

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Community Defibrillators

We are pleased to share the news that Greenbay Vets has purchased two community defibrillators (AEDs). 

30,000 out of-hospital cardiac arrests happen each year in the UK and 9 out of 10 are sadly fatal. A cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time, whether you’re at home, work, or out in public. By installing defibrillators outside both our Torquay and Paignton surgeries they are available to clients, employees or the general public should they be needed.

A defibrillator should be used when a person is in cardiac arrest. CPR should be done until you can get a defibrillator.  If you see someone having a cardiac arrest, call 999, start CPR and get someone to find a defibrillator - our team can access ours, or when we are closed the emergency services can access the code via the NHS circuit. You can find out more here.