Daventry estate puts health at its heart

From left, Karen Tweedale secretary of the residents' association, Cllr Wendy Randall from Daventry Town Council, and from the Select Convenience store, owner Davinder Parhar and Gail Howes.
From left, Karen Tweedale secretary of the residents' association, Cllr Wendy Randall from Daventry Town Council, and from the Select Convenience store, owner Davinder Parhar and Gail Howes.
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A residents’ association for a Daventry estate is celebrating being able to install a defibrillator machine.

The Middlemore Residents’ Association has been working since March 2015 to get funding for the device, which can be a lifesaver if someone has a cardiac arrest.

The device is being installed outside the Select Convenience store off Hardwick Hall Way.

Once up and running, people dialing 999 after someone had a cardiac arrest or similar incident, can be directed by the emergency call handler to the device and given the code to access it.

Instructions on how to use the device are included, and it can even tell if the patient needs an electrical shock or not meaning the person operating it needs no medical knowledge.

The device has been funded by the British Heart Foundation, Daventry Town Council and county councillor Malcolm Longley. The shop’s owner Davinder Parhar has agreed to have it installed on the outside of the building, and link it to the shop’s electricity. Installation work is being done by Glen from GB Electrical.