Team work leads to life-saving equipment for Wisbech

Local representatives have come together to bring a 24/7 defibrillator to Wisbech.

Local representatives have come together to bring a 24/7 defibrillator to Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

The first defibrillator has been installed in Wisbech giving the public 24-hour access to equipment that could save a life.

Local representatives have come together to bring a 24/7 defibrillator to Wisbech. Left: Centre mana

Local representatives have come together to bring a 24/7 defibrillator to Wisbech. Left: Centre manager of the Horsefair, Kevin Smith; Mayor and Mayoress of Wisbech, Judy and David Hodgson; Clerk to the Town Council, Jordan Clerk; Managing Director of SWC - Credit: Archant

The equipment is at the side of Boots at the Horsefair Shopping Centre and has been installed thanks to the hard work of a local partnership.

Ray Wicks of Etcetera arranged for the unit to be brought to town for free thanks to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

SWC Security supplied the heavy-duty external case to protect the unit.

Advanced Electrical provided the electrical installation and electrical wholesalers, Newey and Eyre, sponsored the electrical materials required.


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Flair Property Maintenance provided the attaching of the defibrillator to the side of Boots.

Kevin Smith, centre manager, said: “Hopefully the scenario never arises that we will need to use the defibrillator but having equipment on standby that could save someone’s life gives great piece of mind.”

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