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Defibrilator presented at Culver Haven Inn
Another Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) for the Island
02 May 2018

Pictured above left to right at the Culver Haven Inn fundraisers Sue and Terry Ramplin, owners Kate and Tim Green and Isle of Wight Ambulance Service’s Duncan Walker.

Thanks to a generous donation from Terry & Sue Ramplin whose Christmas Lights in Long Lane, Newport have raised thousands for Island charities, the Culver Haven Inn has become the newest site for a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) under the scheme run by Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s Ambulance Service.

Culver Haven Inn owners, Kate and Tim Green, are now the proud guardians of the PAD which will provide the public with access to this life saving equipment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at one of the Island’s most scenic yet remote areas.

Louise Walker, Head of Island’s Ambulance Training and Community Response Services (ATCoRS) said:

“It is essential our community has access to these life saving devices on our Island, as the time critical element of a cardiac arrest must not be underestimated.

“We are extremely thankful to Terry and Sue for their very generous donation which has enabled us to place the defibrillator at the Culver Down site as well as fund an additional defibrillator for another area.

“We are also most grateful to Kate and Tim Green at Culver Haven Inn for hosting the PAD and becoming our site guardians.”

Information on CPR can be found on the NHS Choices website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/first-aid/cpr/

Information regarding First Aid training can be found at www.isleofwightambulance.co.uk

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique that is needed if someone is unconscious and not breathing normally.

Chest compressions and rescue breaths keep blood and oxygen circulating in the body.

If someone is unresponsive and not breathing normally, call 999 or 112 for an ambulance. Then, if you can, start CPR straight away.

Hands-only CPR

If you have not been trained in CPR or are worried about giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a stranger, you can do chest compression-only (or hands-only) CPR.

To carry out a chest compression:

  1. Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone at the centre of the person’s chest. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers.
  2. Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
  3. Using your body weight (not just your arms); press straight down by 5–6cm on their chest.
  4. Repeat this until an ambulance arrives.

Try to perform chest compressions at 100-120 compressions a minute.

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