Defibrillator installed in Petworth

The founders of the Martin Dallyn Trust who made the defibrillators possible -  Samantha Harding, Jules Arlett, and Mandy Lucking
The founders of the Martin Dallyn Trust who made the defibrillators possible - Samantha Harding, Jules Arlett, and Mandy Lucking

THE first of three defibrillators around Petworth is now installed and ready to go.

It can be found at the Hampers Green Community Centre to the north of the town.

Martin Dallyn  - the trust was set up in his memory

Martin Dallyn - the trust was set up in his memory

Over the next few weeks there should be a second unit installed in the old phonebox at the southern end of Grove Lane.

The final machine will be on the Leconfield Hall.

The defibrillators are for the use of residents, and were made possible thanks to money raised by the Martin Dallyn Community Fund, which has paid for cabinets and a defibrillator.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has also supplied two of the units.

The defibrillators do not require specialist training before they can be put to use.

The machine gives audible instructions, and will only deliver a charge if no heartbeat is detected, so the patient cannot be harmed.