Another Public Access Defibrillator for the Island


Thanks to generous donations from Terry & Sue Ramplin of Long lane Christmas Lights 2017 and the Island Savoyards the Fisherman’s Cottage has become one of the newest sites for Isle of Wight NHS Ambulance Service Public Access Defibrillator scheme.

Debbie Knighton & Lisa Warne of the Fisherman’s Cottage are now the proud guardians of the PAD which will provide the public with access to this life saving equipment 24/7.

Louise Walker, Head of the ATCoRS said: ‘A defibrillator is used in the event of a cardiac arrest. Once the defibrillator pads are put onto the casualty’s chest it will analyse their heart rhythm and if required will advise an electric shock is given safely. To increase the casualty’s chance of survival a defibrillator needs to be there ideally within the first three minutes of the cardiac arrest so it is absolutely crucial that we have as many of the life saving devices available to our community as possible.’

‘We are extremely grateful to Terry, Sue and the Island Savoyards for their very generous donations which have enabled us to place a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) at the Fisherman’s Cottage, Shanklin Chine.’

‘We also really appreciate Debbie and Sue becoming our new site guardians and housing the PAD.’

‘Thank you also to Ryan Smith-Matthews from Lemlec who kindly installed and wired in the outside wall box’