FIVE new life-saving defibrillators are set to be installed in locations across Northwich.

The AEDs, or automated external defibrillator, are there to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

A number of devices have already been fitted in the town, with the most recent of these being installed at Victoria Road Primary School and Greenbank Community Hub in March.

The news was revealed by Northwich Town Council clerk Chris Shaw during an update in this month’s virtual meeting.

He said: “Over the last five years, Northwich Town Council has been working with partners to install AEDs throughout the town.

“All AEDs we now install are 24-hour accessible and are maintained and serviced by Northwich Town Council.

Northwich Guardian:

“Working with local members and Rudheath and Witton Together, we are able to install a further five devices in the following locations:

  • Old Hall Road phonebox in Leftwich
  • Middlewich Road
  • Castle near Iron Bridge pub
  • Outside Pete's Chippy

"A device will also be fitted in Winnington and we are looking to find a suitable location.

“The devices will be installed in the next few weeks and will be registered with North West Ambulance Service with exact locations.”

The life-saving equipment will be available to anyone that needs them, and can be accessed after receiving an access code supplied during a 999 call.