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Health boost for city park after defibrillator fitted.

VISITORS to Beacon Park in Lichfield will soon have access to a new lifesaving defibrillator thanks to funding from Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership.

The defibrillator will be located in the parks team's office in Beacon Park ready for use, to give lifesaving assistance to anyone in cardiac arrest.

The funding was also used to train the park team in how to use the lifesaving equipment. Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council's cabinet member for leisure & parks, said: "Thank you to the Safer Community Partnership for funding this important piece of kit and training.

"Thousands of people visit Beacon Park each year and it's vital our staff know what to do in an emergency and that they have the right equipment to hand.

"Having it available will provide a degree of confi-dence and reassurance for visitors.

"The parks team has been fully trained to use the equipment when needed, giving people who experience cardiac arrests the best chance of survival until paramedics or other trained medical staff can get to them."

The defibrillator will be registered with the ambulance service so they can guide 999 callers to it.

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Date:Feb 17, 2015
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