New defibrillators

Three new defibrillators have recently been installed across the village.

The Parish Council arranged the installation of a new defibrillator at the Leeds Hall, as the previous one was obsolete, and additionally a new defibrillator at Manor Farm Community Centre. These are both linked to the Ambulance Service Circuit.

A third defibrillator has also been installed on the Pavilion at the football ground on Lindisfarne Road thanks to Premier League Football Foundation and Eye Junior Football Club.

More defibrillators will be installed soon.

The lifesaving devices give a high-energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. With nearly three in 10 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happening at weekends and four in 10 between 6pm and 6am, quick access to a defibrillator at any time is crucial.

Cardiac arrest survival rates are 70% if a defibrillator is used within five minutes, and every minute of delay reduces the chance of survival by up to 10%.

Although the risk of a heart attacks increases with age it can happen at any age. Lifestyle and health all have an impact.