Defibrillator in the Phone Box

defibr2Newbald now has a defibrillator installed in the phone box on the village green.

Newbald Parish Council purchased the phone box for £1 from BT. The phone box was restored to its former glory in August 2017, thanks to the hard work of volunteer and resident, David Burton. Take a look at the pictures here.

Given how far Newbald is from the nearest ambulance station, it is reassuring to know that we have a piece of vital life saving equipment in the village.

Newbald Parish Council would like to say thank you to East Riding of Yorkshire Council who provided us with a grant towards the cost of the defibrillator and to the Community Heartbeat Trust for its work in organising it.

Also, many thanks to Knight Robie Ltd who generously installed the defibrillator for free and negotiated free supplies of the fittings and equipment they needed to carry out the work.

The defibrillator is registered with the ambulance service, who will give you full instructions when you phone 999 in the event of an emergency. It is the ambulance service that will give you the access code to enable you to get the defibrillator out of its box.

It is designed to be very easy to use with full audio instructions provided to the user at the point of requiring it.

Here are some instructions on how to use the defibrillator.