Lifesaver at the local pub

Emergency defibullator at the George Hotel Hayfield, landlord Steve Nagy and staff Jim Frodsham and Ben Gager have all been trained in its use.
Emergency defibullator at the George Hotel Hayfield, landlord Steve Nagy and staff Jim Frodsham and Ben Gager have all been trained in its use.

A piece of equipment that can help save lives has been donated to the village of Hayfield.

Mark Peacock from Cardiac Services and Geoff Pogson, Resuscitation Officer of Tameside General Hospital, have donated a AED Automatic External Defibrillator.

The AED is located, in the centre of the rural community, at The George Hotel, Church Street.

The landlord Steve Nagy, along with their hotel staff, have now all been trained in both the use of the AED and also in CPR.

Mark said: “Hopefully the Defibrillator and the CPR training will never be required in the village, but, if it is, hopefully it may help save a life.”

Someone suffers from Cardiac Arrest every two minutes in the UK and the placing of AED’s in the community is essential in helping increase survival rates.

l Younger residents have also been learning about life-saving techniques. Geoff and Mark recently worked with Year 6 pupils of Hayfield Primary School teaching them about CPR and the use of an AED.