Defibrillators

Welcombe has two defibrillators. One at the Village Hall and one in the telephone box at Darracott. A map showing their locations is below.

If someone is suffering from heart failure:

  1. Phone 999 and ask for an ambulance. Follow the emergency service operator's instructions.
  2. Begin chest compressions at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute on patients who are unconscious and not breathing normally.
  3. Ask someone else to get the nearest defibrillator. Once retrieved, open and follow the defibrillator's instructions.