Killyleagh company provides a defibrillator to Cloughey Holiday Park.
If you had to guess how many people in Northern Ireland suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital in a year, what would you estimate?
Typically it’s over 1400! Along with early CPR something that can greatly increase the chance of survival is a defibrillator machine being close to hand.
With this in mind, Killyleagh-based Security Company Legacy Resources recently purchased and donated a defibrillator machine to Cloughey Holiday Park on the beautiful Ards Peninsula.
The defibrillator was donated as a gesture of community care with an aim to raise awareness of basic first aid training should the need ever arise.
Holiday Park site manager Leanne Beattie said: “We are over the moon to receive this donation from Legacy Resources, which will give the residents of the Holiday Park reassurance that we have this piece of equipment in place to help save lives”.
Darren Coard, Training Manager at Legacy added: “Legacy Resources made this donation because we value ourselves by investing in people and what a better way of helping the local Community then adding a piece of equipment that could help save someone’s life at some stage. It is an honour to serve our local Community in this way”.
Public access defibrillators are located throughout Northern Ireland. They work by delivering shocks to restart the heart, thus helping blood and oxygen to circulate around the body during cardiac arrest, keeping the brain alive until paramedics arrive.
With staff now being trained in how to use the defibrillator effectively, holidaying guests at Cloughey Park can have peace of mind that their health and wellbeing remains a priority.
Partnerships like this are evidence of the great community spirit that is alive and well here in Northern Ireland!