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An official ceremony attended by Graham Stuart MP has marked the opening of a newly installed defibrillator at Molescroft Pavilion, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The ceremony celebrates the start of a partnership between several partners of the CADEY Campaign (including Humber Aid) and Esh Construction’s civil engineering division, which will see further defibrillators installed across Beverley, Holderness and the wider Yorkshire area.
The defibrillator has been installed as part of the Community Access Defibrillators for East Yorkshire (CADEY) campaign, founded by Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness. In recognition that rural communities struggle to access the rapid response they need to improve survival of a sudden cardiac arrest, the campaign aims to save lives by increasing the number of publicly accessible defibrillators across rural areas and train as many people as possible to use in the event of an emergency.
Esh’s civil engineering division pledged to support the CADEY campaign as part of its commitment to YOR4Good and with support from Graham Stuart MP, and key partners HEY Smile Foundation and Esh Construction, Humber Aid has provided match funding. The much-needed facility has been installed at Molescroft Pavilion in Beverley and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service has provided necessary training in its use for local residents.
Phil Shillito, Trustee, Humber Aid commented “We are delighted to support this great community safety initiative in-conjunction with partners Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, The HEY Smile Foundations, Yor hub and Esh Group. There is little doubt that publicly accessible defibrillators across rural areas help to save lives”.
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, commented: “I’m delighted several key partners are supporting the CADEY campaign. Molescroft Pavilion is a hub of social and sporting activity which means this new publicly accessible defibrillator is incredibly well-placed to save lives.
“The shocking fact is that most people die who are taken to hospital following a sudden cardiac arrest and the reason is that defibrillation wasn’t started soon enough. A patient’s chance of survival drops by 10% for every minute that defibrillation is delayed. So, it’s good news that anyone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in the Molescroft area will now have the use of a defibrillator within minutes.”
Ross Markwell, Business Development Director for Esh Construction’s civil engineering division, Esh Civils, commented: “Esh Construction is proud to support the CADEY campaign through our commitment to YOR4Good and provide this vital facility for the community of Molescroft and its surrounding areas. With the support from Humber Aid’s match funding, together we have committed to funding a further three defibrillators across the campaign areas and plans are progressing for their installation within the coming weeks”.
Councillor Mac Fleming, Vice-chair of Molescroft Parish Council, said: “The Molescroft Parish Council is delighted to announce the official opening of the recently installed defibrillator at the Molescroft Pavilion. We are greatly indebted to all partners for their generosity in providing this much-needed facility.
“This is a tremendous addition to the facilities for the local area which is accessible by all those participating in an activity at the site and its local residents. Although a number of people have already had training in its use, we certainly hope we are not called upon to use this new facility too often. Our thanks also to the local Ambulance Service who organised the necessary training.”Cadey