New Defibrillator Installed in North Berwick Blackspot.

A new defibrillator has been installed at the Pilmar Smith Pavilion next to Wotherspoon Green in North Berwick (EH39 5FL).
Thank you to local GP, Dr Wendy Thomson, for taking the initiative and spearheading the project to ensure a defibrillator was installed in what was a service blackspot within the Cala/Walker/Cruden housing developments to the south of the town.
If a defibrillator is used within three to five minutes after a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival is increased from 6% to 74%.
Previously, the nearest accessible external defibrillator was at least a 10-minute round trip drive to this estate. This was too far away to have any chance of a successful outcome.
North Berwick Trust supported this important project with a grant of £1000 as part of its June 2023 general grants round. St John Scotland also funded 25% of the overall cost. We are delighted that this defibrillator has now been installed.
Thank you to Stephen Wands, Club & Community Sports development Office at East Lothian Council who was integral to this project and helped to drive it forward.
Thank you also to North Berwick Community Council who have added this defibrillator to their existing inventory to carry out regular checks as required by the circuit.
Please do not hesitate to use this unit in the event of an emergency. Dial 999 for the access code. A defibrillator tells you exactly what to do, so no training is needed. If someone is having a cardiac arrest, it simply needs to be switched on and it will talk the person through each step – it’s like having an expert in the room.
If you are looking for support for a North Berwick based community project, North Berwick Trust next opens for funding applications on 27th March North Berwick Trust’s Forever Fund.


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