What is our goal in the long run?
One of aims of the Alex Wardle Foundation is to support the supply of defibrillators in the community. Access to an automated-external defibrillator within 8 minutes of a cardiac arrest can increases the chances of survival by 80%. In March 2017, The Sir Joseph Paxton Community Pub, Hunts Pond Road, Park Gate was presented a defibrillator that was purchased by the foundation. This costs nearly £2500.
In a complimentary aim, the foundation hosted a training course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the usage of defibrillators and attendees were awarded a Level 2 certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation. Even though training to use an AED is not compulsory, it is important to increase the awareness of the existence of the devices and decrease the fear someone may have about using one in an emergency