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Public Access Defibrillators on Romney Marsh

 

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A defibrillator, also referred to as an automated external defibrillator or AED, is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.
If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, it’s vital to call 999 and start CPR. Then you should find out if there is a defibrillator nearby. AEDs have been installed in many places on Romney Marsh where the public have access. 

Map Icon Map showing the location of Defribillators on Romney Marsh

Index Icon Introduction
Index Icon Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  Public Access Defibrillators are located at:

        Index Icon Dymchurch
        Index Icon Greatstone
        Index Icon Ivychurch
        Index Icon Lydd
        Index Icon
 Lydd-on-Sea
        Index Icon New Romney
        Index Icon St Mary's Bay

Video icon Video explaining how to use Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
pdf Icon  A guide to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

NB This page is not yet completed. If you know of any other locations of defribillators on Romney Marsh, please Email Icon email Peter the details

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Defibrillators Location Map

This map shows the location of Public Available Defibrillators on Romney Marsh. Just click on the  symbol to find out the exact location.

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Introduction

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of premature death, but with immediate treatment many lives can be saved. SCA occurs because the electrical rhythm that controls the heart is replaced by a chaotic disorganised electrical rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). The quicker VF can be treated by defibrillation the greater the chance of successful resuscitation. Seconds count, and the ambulance service is unlikely to arrive quickly enough to resuscitate most victims.
 
Many SCA victims can be saved if persons nearby recognise what has happened, summon the ambulance service with the minimum of delay, perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (particularly chest compressions) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to provide a high energy electric shock to restore the heart’s normal rhythm. Each of these stages is a link in a chain of events that provide the best chance of success, but the critical factor is the speed with which the shock is given.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electricity which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. 

AEDs are easy to use, compact, portable and very effective. They are designed to be used by lay persons; the machines guide the operator through the process by verbal instructions and visual prompts. They are safe and will not allow a shock to be given unless the heart’s rhythm requires it. They are designed to be stored for long periods without use and require very little routine maintenance. 

AEDs have been installed in many busy public places, workplaces, or other areas where the public have access. The intention is to use the machines to restart the heart as soon as possible. AEDs have been used successfully by untrained persons, and lack of training should not be a deterrent to their use.

It is important to stress that defibrillators are not hard to use: you do not need any specialist training at all. The aim is that anyone can pick one up from a high street location and follow the simple instructions in the event of a person nearby having a cardiac arrest.

Defibrillator (AED)
                         An opened and charged AED

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Defibrillators in Dymchurch

There are three defibrillators available for emergency use in Dymchurch, at the Fire Station, Village Hall and the Royal British Legion club. 
Call 999 before going to the AED and the emergency services will advise you further.

Fire Station

Location of Fire Station
Mill Road, Dymchurch TN29 0NY  Telephone Icon 01622 692121

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7  

Location of Defibrillator
Outside on the front wall next to the main entrance

Defibrillator at the Fire Station
Defibrillator at the Fire Station

Village Hall

Location of Village Hall
 6 Orgarswick Ave, Dymchurch, TN29 0NX

Availability of Defibrillator
When the Village Hall is open, which is normally during the term time, when the hall is in use from 8am until 3pm weekdays. Usually there is something going on in the late afternoon and early evening as well. The hall is always locked 11pm to 7.30am.

Location of Defribillator
In the hallway on the left hand side as you go in the main entrance. There is also a child defibrillator as well.

Royal British Legion Club

Location of Club
Memorial Hall, Sea Wall, Dymchurch TN29 0TG  Telephone Icon 01303 872394

Availability of Defibrillator: 
When the club is open, which is nornally Sunday to Wednesday: 12.00 noon - 11.00pm; Thursday  to Saturday: 12.00 noon - 11.30pm

Location of Defibrillator: 
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Defibrillators in Greatstone

There is one defibrillator available for emergency use in Greatstone, at the Varne Boat Club. 
Call 999 before going to the AED and the emergency services will advise you further.

Varne Water Sports Club

Location of Varne Water Sports Club
Coast Drive, Greatstone TN28 8NR Telephone Icon 01797 366222

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7  

Location of Defibrillator
Outside on the front wall next to the main entrance

Defibrillator at the Varne Boat Club
Defibrillator at the Varne Boat Club

 

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Defibrillators in Ivychurch

There is one defibrillator available for emergency use in Ivychurch, in a red telephone box just by the Bell Inn pub and Church. 
Call 999 before going to the AED and the emergency services will advise you further.

Bell Inn and Church

Location of Bell Inn and Church
Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7 

Location of Defibrillator
In old red telephone box in the carparking space to the right of the pub, outside the church.

AED at Ivychurch

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Defibrillators in Lydd

There are two defibrillators available for emergency use in Dymchurch, outside the Fire Station and in Coronation Square. 
Call 999 before going to the AED and the emergency services will advise you further.

Coronation Square

Location of Square
Lydd, TN29 9AT

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7 

Location of Defibrillator
In old red telephone box

AED in Lydd Telephone Box
Defibrillator in Lydd 

Fire Station

Location of Fire Station
47-49 High Street, Lydd TN29 9AN  Telephone Icon 01622 692121

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7

Location of Defibrillator
Outside on the front wall next to main entrance

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Defibrillators in Lydd-on-Sea

There is at one defibrillator available for emergency use in Lydd-on-Sea, outside the Heysham Hall.
Call 999 before going to the AED and the emergency services will advise you further.

Heysham Hal

Location of Heysham Hall
4 Taylor Road, Lydd-on-Sea TN29 9PA

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7

Location of Defibrillato
Outside on the front wall next to entrance

AED Lydd-on-Sea
Defibrillator in Lydd-on-Sea

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Defibrillators in New Romney

There is at least one defibrillator available for emergency use in New Romney, at the Fire Station.
Call 999 before going to the AED and the emergency services will advise you further.

Fire Station

Location of Fire Station
Church Road, New Romney TN28 8EX Telephone Icon 01797 363370

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7

Location of Defibrillator
Outside on the front wall next to main entrance

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Defibrillators in St Mary's Bay

There is at one defibrillator available for emergency use in St Mary's Bay, outside the Villlage Hall.
Call 999 before going to the AED and the emergency services will advise you further.

Village Hall

Location of Village Hall
15 Jefferstone Lane, St Mary's Bay TN29 0SW

Availability of Defibrillator
24x7 

Location of Defibrillator
Outside of the village hall near the main entrance 

AED in ST Mary's Bay
Defibrillator in St Mary's Bay

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Video 'How to use a defibrillator (AED)