There are two defibrillators or Automated External Defibrillators (aka Community Public Access Defibrillator or cPAD) located in the Parish of Woolsery for use by any member of the public in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, or similar medical emergency, when their use is authorised by the 999 operator.
They are available & ready for immediate use 24/7. The two cPADs are located at -
1. Woolsery Sports & Community Hall. EX39 5EY. Outside on right hand side of main entrance to hall.
2. Bucks Cross Village Hall. EX39 5DR.
Outside adjacent to main entrance. Both cPADs are registered with the South West Ambulance Service Trust, who manages the 999 medical emergency response services in this region, and they are aware of the exact location of the cPADs. Defibrillators are located in a yellow steel cabinet mounted on the wall, clearly identified with the international cPAD symbol, and the cabinet is secured by a keypad lock. The cabinet also contains a first aid kit. Both defibrillators are fully automatic and designed for use by the general public.
ALWAYS DIAL 999 AND GIVE DETAILS OF THE PATIENT’S SYMPTOMS TO THE OPERATOR, ALONG WITH YOUR ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER; ALSO, YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER IF YOU HAVE ONE.
If you are within 200 meters of a cPAD, and if the operator determines it is appropriate to use it, they will advise you of the access code to open the cabinet. Stay with the patient, follow the instructions of the emergency operator and send someone else to get the cPAD. If you are situated more than 200 meters away, but within a few minutes’ drive from the cPAD, it is recommended that you advise the emergency operator of this and get someone else to bring the cPAD to you.
The cPAD at Bucks Cross hall was paid for by the Parish Council. The cPAD at Woolsery Hall was jointly funded by The Sports & Community Hall Social Club and the Parish Council. Both cPADs were provided through the Community Heartbeat Trust and maintained by the Parish Council in accordance with their rules of governance.