Working in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and South East Coast Ambulance service, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has delivered over 50 free training courses spread over many local communities.
As a result over one thousand residents have been trained to administer potentially life saving Emergency Life Support skills.
The sessions held so far in Mole Valley have received excellent feedback from attendees. The courses cover approaching and assessing a possible casualty, if breathing, placing casualty into the recovery position and, if not breathing, how to carry out CPR.
The course will also cover what action/s to take if someone is choking or suffering from a serious bleed, what the difference is between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest and finally the importance of and how to use an Automated External Defibrillators.
We have more recently run courses at local primary schools and run a course to train the teachers of local secondary schools, to enable them to pass on this life saving training to their pupils as part of the curriculum.
Public Access Defibrillator Locations
The statistics for heart attacks in the UK are alarming, with around 270,000 people suffering a heart attack each year, about a third of whom die before reaching hospital. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of premature death but, with immediate treatment, many lives can be saved. The swift use of a defibrillator, with its visual and verbal instructions, make it very easy to use and can make a critical difference by delivering an electric shock to re-start the heart. Early defibrillation can triple a person's chance of survival.
CPR is also a vital part of the survival chain following cardiac arrest, along with early defibrillation, as Hypoxia (Oxygen starvation) causes irreversible damage to the brain after 3-4 minutes and for each minute without CPR the survival rate reduces by 10%.
The national target for the Ambulance Service to respond to Category 1 calls; which are life threatening including when casualty is in cardiac arrest is within seven minutes. The target for Category 2 calls for emergency calls including stroke and heart attack casualties is within 18 minutes. However particularly in some of the more rural areas in Mole Valley, these targets are sometimes not achieved. With this in mind, we will continue to work with communities to get residents trained and more Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) installed throughout the district.
MVDC now has 50 PAD's installed, spread over 34 communities in Mole Valley.
|Abinger Common||Evelyn Village Hall||Abinger Lane, Abinger Common, Dorking||RH5 6HZ||View Map|
|Abinger Hammer||Martin Grant Homes||Grant House, Felday Road, Dorking||RH5 6QP||View Map|
|Ashtead||Ashtead Tennis Club||Woodfield Lane||KT21 2BL||View Map|
|Ashtead||Buckley Pharmacy||78 The Street||KT21 1AW||View Map|
|Ashtead (Lower)||St Georges Church||Barnett Wood Lane||KT21 2DA||View Map|
|Beare Green||Beare Green Village Hall||Merebank, Beare Green, Dorking||RH5 4RD||View Map|
|Betchworth||Village Hall||Betchworth Village War Memorial Hall, Station Road||RH3 7DF||View Map|
|Betchworth/Gadbrook||By the entrance to Woodstock Farm||Gadbrook Road||RH3 7AP||View Map|
|Bookham||Chrystie Road Recreation Ground||Dorking Road||KT23 4PA||View Map|
|Bookham||Outside Post Office||42 Church Road||KT23 3PF||View Map|
|Bookham||Outside Kensett Butchers||51 High Street||KT23 4AD||View Map|
|Brockham||Phone box outside the Village Store||Middle Street, Brockham||RH3 7JR||View Map|
|Box Hill||Hill Top Stores||Box Hill Road, Tadworth||KT20 7JE||View Map|
|Box Hill||Visitors Centre||Box Hill, Zig Zag Road, Tadworth||KT20 7LB||View Map|
|Brockham||Recreation Ground||Pavilion Middle Street||RH3 7JT||View Map|
|Buckland||Reading Room Village Hall||Old Road||RH3 7DY||View Map|
|Capel||Village Hall||55 The Street||RH5 5LB||View Map|
|Charlwood||Charlwood Village Stores Shop||58 The Street||RH6 8DF||View Map|
|Chart Downs||KGV Playing Fields Pavilion||Chart Gardens, Dorking||RH5 4EF||View Map|
|Coldharbour||Plough Pub||Coldharbour||RH5 6HD||View Map|
|Dorking||Dorking Fire Station||Spook Hill, North Holmwood||RH5 4EG||View Map|
|Dorking||Dorking Halls||Reigate Road||RH4 1SG||View Map|
|Dorking||Dorking Train Station||Station Approach||RH4 1TF||View Map|
|Dorking||Harvest Community Church||Stubs Hill||RH4 2QD||View Map|
|Dorking||Meadowbank Recreation Ground by Soft Play building||Mill Lane||RH4 1DX||View Map|
|Dorking||Public Toilet on South Street||South Street||RH4 2HQ||View Map|
|Dorking||Sainsbury's High Street entrance||32-38 High Street||RH4 1AY||View Map|
|Fetcham||Leatherhead Fire Station||Cobham Road||KT22 9AW||View Map|
|Fetcham||The Bell Public House||Bell Lane||KT22 9ND||View Map|
|Forest Green||Village Hall||Horsham Road, South Holmwood||RH5 5RZ||View Map|
|Headley||Village Hall||Church Lane||KT18 6LD||View Map|
|Holmwood||Village Hall||Warwick Road, South Holmwood||RH5 4NP||View Map|
|Leatherhead||Park House||Randalls Road||KT22 0AH||View Map|
|Leatherhead||North Leatherhead Community Building||Kingston Road||KT22 9ZZ||View Map|
|Leatherhead||Swan Centre by Sainsburys||36 Swan Court||KT22 8AH||View Map|
|Leatherhead||Leatherhead Train Station||Station Approach||KT22 0TA||View Map|
|Leatherhead||Salvation Place Travellers Site||Salvation Place, Young Street||KT22 9BS||View Map|
|Leatherhead||Surrey County Council Building||Fairmont House||KT22 7AH||View Map|
|Leigh||Village Hall||Abbots Pass Hall, Bunce Common Road||RH2 8NP||View Map|
|Mickleham||Village Hall||Dell Close||RH5 6EE||View Map|
|Newdigate||Bobs Shop, Newdigate Village Stores (Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm, Sat 7am - 6pm, Sun 8am - 12pm)||Village Street||RH5 5DH||View Map|
|Newdigate||Phone box outside Surrey Oaks Pub||Parkgate Road||RH5 5DZ||View Map|
|Ockley||Cricket Pavilion||Ockley Green||RH5 5TR||View Map|
|Okewood||Punchbowl Inn||Okewood Hill||RH5 5PU||View Map|
|Pixham||St Mary's Church||Pixham Lane||RH4 1PT||View Map|
|Ranmore||Ranmore Common||1 Yew Tree Cottage, Ranmore Common||RH5 6SR||View Map|
|Walliswood||Village Hall||Froggetts Lane||RH5 5RJ||View Map|
|Westcott||Westcott Store||Guildford Road||RH4 3NG||View Map|
|Westcott||Telephone Box at entrance to The Burrell from St John's Road||The Burrell||RH4 3PG||View Map|
|Westhumble||Westhumble Train Station||Westhumble Street||RH5 6BT||View Map|
|Wotton||Village Hall||Guildford Road, Wotton||RH5 6QQ||View Map|