Village could get extra defibrillator

Dick Tracey

Dick Tracey

First published in News

A MAN is raising money for a second defibrillator in Kennington, following a campaign by a senior ambulance manager for 200 more devices to be installed across the county.

There is already a device, which treats patients suffering cardiac arrest by giving an electric shock to the heart, outside the village centre in Grundy Crescent, but resident Leo Boles wants to install another one elsewhere in the village.

He is selling tickets for a mini cruise to Guernsey, with proceeds going towards buying a defibrillator, which would cost up to £1,800 with a secure storage box so it can be put on an outside wall.

Mr Boles said: “A community this size could really do with more than one defibrillator and I will put it most likely at the other end of the village.”

It comes as the Oxford Mail reported how South Central Ambulance Service divisional responder manager Dick Tracey will campaign for the life-saving equipment countywide. There are about 120 defibrillators in the county but he wants to make sure there is one no more than 10 minutes away from every person.

The mini cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth between Southampton and Guernsey will take place from June 13-16 next year. Prices start at £349. Contact Mr Boles on 01865 739739 or email advancetools@btconnect.com

  • Our top stories:

City council tenants less than happy, says new survey

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 26th January 2015

CITY council tenants’ satisfaction with their homes has plummeted over the past year.

Jayden Trial: Jake Blakeley accused of 'playing stupid' over Jayden Parkinson burial

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

5:00pm Monday 26th January 2015

A TEENAGER accused of knowingly digging holes to bury murdered Jayden Parkinson has been "playing stupid to win over the jury", the prosecution said.

One lane of London Road closed after manhole collapses

Oxford Mail: london rd alert

1:59pm Monday 26th January 2015

ONE lane of the London Road, Headington, has been closed after a manhole collapsed.

Relief for owners as missing cat is found 200 miles away from home

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 26th January 2015

AN INTREPID missing cat has been found in Bicester, 200 miles from its home.

New Leys leisure complex proves to be a big hit

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 26th January 2015

MORE than 12,000 people turned out for the official opening of the £9m Leys Pools and Leisure Centre at the weekend when fees were waived.

Universal free meals set to cost Oxfordshire schools £450,000

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 26th January 2015

SCHOOLS in Oxfordshire are set to lose out on nearly £450,000 in extra funding.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree