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St Helena : DEFIBRILLATOR DONATED TO ST HELENA
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 28.04.2013 (Article Archived on 26.05.2013)

The UK South East Coast Ambulance Service has generously donated a defibrillator to the St Helena Police Service. The gift was facilitated by Sharon Graham, a personal safety trainer, who was on-island in September 2012.





DEFIBRILLATOR DONATED TO ST HELENA



 



The UK South East Coast
Ambulance Service has generously donated a defibrillator to the St Helena
Police Service. The gift was facilitated by Sharon Graham, a personal safety
trainer, who was on-island in September 2012.



 



 



Paul
Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of the South East Coast Ambulance Service,
said:



‘As a Trust, we are
passionate about increasing the access to defibrillators across our region, as
they are such a vital and valuable tool in treating cardiac arrest. I am
delighted that this passion has now been extended across so many miles to
benefit the residents of St Helena.’



St Helena Chief of Police Peter
Coll said:



‘In September 2012, Kent
Police Staff Safety Trainer Sharon Graham returned to St Helena to train Police
and Prison officers in a variety of staff safety techniques. Sharon had visited
previously in 2009 to train local officers and her return enabled her to
re-accredit a number of officers to continue training here.



Sharon discovered that we
had no defibrillator readily available on the Island and managed to acquire one
through the kind assistance of the South East Coast Ambulance Service. I would
like to thank Sharon and all those involved for all her work on St Helena, and
particularly for arranging the supply of this defibrillator, which will help
our goal to make the Island a safer place.’



Prison Manager Martin David
(pictured), a Police Tactical First Aid Trainer, will train and accredit staff
within the Police Directorate in the use of the defibrillator.



 



SHG



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April 2013



 

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