External defib generously donated to Ross Sports Centre by Edenstone
A potentially life-saving defibrillator is now available at the Sports Centre for the community to use in the event of an emergency. Situated outside the centre on Wilton Road, the defibrillator is in a locked cabinet and can be accessed using a code obtained by calling 999.
The CIC team said: “The sports centre has recently reopened after being closed for 18 months because of flooding. A defibrillator was one of our remaining priority projects but we didn’t have the funds to source one.
“We’re grateful to the Edenstone Foundation for providing an external defibrillator as it could make a massive difference in the event of an emergency. It offers peace of mind to all users of the sports club, including our members and independent people who use the facilities at all hours of the day to walk their dogs or take some exercise. It’s a great resource for the community and offers all-round coverage including outside of our opening hours.”
Edenstone Group planning director Tim Smale explained: “Following the cardiac arrest suffered by Danish footballer Christian Eriksen during the Euros in the summer, Herefordshire Council was keen to increase the number of defibrillators in the community and asked if we’d be able to help by providing one for outside Ross-on-Wye Sports Centre.
“Having access to a defibrillator and first aid skills in the event of an emergency can be crucial an we’re pleased to have been able to provide a potentially life-saving piece of kit, but of course hope that it never has to be used.”
The CIC team would like to thank Edenstone and also Tomy Thompson and Cutter Electrical for kindly installing the defibrillator.