Life-saving defibrillator gifted to Ranskill community

by | 26 October 2018 | Notice, Retford

Duchy Homes is working with British Heart Foundation (BHF) to help save lives in communities. The award-winning house builder has pledged to install defibrillators across all its new and upcoming sites in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, including High Gables on Folly Nook Lane in Ranskill where the BHF is delivering training to the site team.

The ongoing partnership will help the BHF in the education of CPR and heart and circulatory diseases, as well as protecting the safety of Duchy Homes’ site workers and visitors during construction. Once the High Gables development is complete later this year, Duchy Homes will gift the defibrillator to the local community and arrange for a public training session by the BHF, so that residents in Ranskill have access to the life-saving equipment for the future and will have confidence in using it if necessary.

Around 530,000 people in the East Midlands are living with heart and circulatory disease, which causes 930 deaths each month in the region, stealing them away from families and loved ones. The defibrillators installed by Duchy Homes will help support what the BHF is trying to achieve. There are more than 2,400 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the East Midlands each year and currently only one in eighteen people survive. By having CPR training and defibrillators in our communities, we can help create a nation of lifesavers and change that.