Halesworth has a defibrillator for emergency use situated on the outside wall on the disabled toilet in the Thoroughfare car park, at the entrance to the tunnel through to the Thoroughfare. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tell the call handler that you need access to the defibrillator situated on the wall of the disabled toilet in the Thoroughfare/Saxons Way car park, Halesworth.
Please be aware that sometimes 999 calls are handled out of area and that the call handler might not be familar with Halesworth or even Suffolk!
The call handler will give you the access code and then guide you through using the equipment.
The equipment itself will also talk you through the process and perform checks before any shock is administered.
The defibrillator should be placed back in the cabinet after use. The pads will then be renewed and the defibrillator reset by the Town Council.
The defibrillator should send an alert to the Clerks' Office to let us know it's been used.
There are also defibrillators located at the Library (accessible in Library opening hours) and on the outside wall of the Co op fuel station.
The Town Council can confirm that the defibrillator is registered and 'rescue ready' with the ambulance service.
The Town Council can also confirm that the defibrillator sited in the Thoroughfare car park is not one of the makes listed that has recently experienced faults as discussed by the BBC.