Banbury West End Tennis and Squash Club have purchased an AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator), the first in the village, I understand. The unit is designed to save lives in the event of a heart attack. In order to gain access to the unit, anyone assisting someone in cardiac arrest should phone 999, and the location and code to access the unit will be given to them, as well as instructions on caring for the patient. Now, we fully understand that this unit is remote from many areas in the village, and would expect a village of this size to have one, or two more in various spread out locations.
We hope, of course that it is never used, but we felt it a reasonable precaution to buy one in close proximity to our members playing sports. It is, however for public use should the need arise, and it is in an externally mounted box on the clubhouse wall. Rob Jones – Club President