ANOTHER life-saving defibrillator has been installed in Northwich town centre

Barons Quay Shopping Centre is the latest area in the town centre to receive a life-saving defibrillator with 24/7 access.

Northwich Town Council installed similar defibrillators to the side of the High Street Barbers in Meadow Street back in June and another installed outside Natwest, in High Street, towards the end of 2017.

Lina Higuita, Barons Quay Operations Manager, said: “We are delighted that the Northwich Rotary Club kindly donated one of the three defibrillators in Northwich Town Centre to Barons Quay. We hope we will not have to use it any time soon but are very glad to have it close by” -

The shopping centre have installed the life-saving device on the ground floor of the car park stairwell closest to Barons Square and Asda.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing said: “Our Heartstart Scheme has shared basic emergency life support skills for more than 1,400 people over the past five years, including the use of defibrillators.

“Defibrillators are designed to guide the user through the process in such a way that anyone can use them without specific training.”

The two units were purchased complete with a maintenance contract and are supervised by members of Northwich Town Council, Northwich First Responders and NHS Northwest Ambulance Service.

Val Godfrey, Rotary Club of Northwich president, said: “We are pleased that Rotary in Northwich was able to provide funding for these two important pieces of equipment, now so readily available to the Northwich Community when needed.’’