Easebourne’s round the clock lifesaver

Easebourne parish councillors David Pack and Jose Galego with the new 24 hour defibrillator pack.14LASEP21-1 PPP-140923-120046006
Easebourne parish councillors David Pack and Jose Galego with the new 24 hour defibrillator pack.14LASEP21-1 PPP-140923-120046006

VILLAGERS in Easebourne now have 24-hour access to a lifesaving defibrillator, thanks to an innovative idea by new parish councillor Jose Galego.

Easebourne parish councillors had already decided to buy their telephone kiosk as a heritage asset from BT.

Parish councillor David Pack repainted the landmark in Dodsley Lane, but they were scratching their heads about exactly how to use it.

Mr Galego said: “My son Jose had to do a first aid course for his job and he thought Easebourne should have a defibrillator available all the time.”

He contacted the British Heart Foundation which put him in touch with the ambulance service:

“I explained what we wanted to do and we were provided with a defibrillator completely free.”

There are defibrillators in Riverbank Medical Centre and Cowdray Golf Club, but the Dodsley Lane machine is the only one available 24 hours a day.