Today, if you suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital in the UK, you have less than one in ten chance of surviving.

British Heart Foundation is leading the fight to change this.

Over the next five years, BHF’s aim is to create…

  • A Nation of Lifesavers.
  • A revolution in CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) training.
  • Defibrillator awareness, helping more people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest.

They are determined that more lives will be saved each year, because bystanders will be trained and ready to take action.

Following a successful grant application to BHF, and with an additional £1000 funding from Rowen Carnival, Rowen Community Group, Rowen Memorial Hall and Caerhun Community Council, Rowen now has a CPR training kit for 10 people, and a PAD (public access defibrillator)

  • The defibrillator is in a cabinet in the Telephone Kiosk information Point, T-Kip.
  • The defibrillator is available for anybody to use 24/7.
  • The cabinet is fitted with a loud alarm, which sounds when the defib is removed.
  • Learn how to use CPR and the defibrillator. You never know when you might need it.
  • Defibrillator Rowen was a Rowen Community Group project.
  • The defibrillator is now managed by Rowen Memorial Hall.
  • Thanks to Sue Hughes MBE and Annabel Meayers, Rowen for delivering this project.
  • Thanks to Philip Jones, Clinical Support Officer, Welsh Ambulance Service for providing training.
  • CPR and defibrillator training sessions (1½ hours) at the Memorial Hall.
  • Please contact Annabel Meayers, South Bank, Rowen for more information, or to attend the next training session on Tues 16th May at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
  • Please inform Annabel if you have had to use the defibrillator.
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