Kingston Bagpuize near Abingdon has acquired a second defibrillator, this one sited at Soha Housing’s Petypher House Extra Care scheme just off Witney Road.
Located on the outside wall, the purchase and installation was funded by the KBS News, the community newspaper. A defibrillator provides a life-saving electric shock to restart the heart. Each device in the country is registered with the ambulance service so that someone ringing them in an emergency can be directed to the nearest one. No medical training is needed to use it as the machine talks and displays what needs to be done to revive the patient.
The picture, taken on 10 March, shows (from left) Soha Extra Care Manager Fiona Grant, resident Alan Hodgkinson, Parish Council chair Cllr Virginia Grant and, from the KBS News, Lance Bassett, Roy Wolfe, Kathy Fletcher, Lynda Newman and Nigel Beale.