Littlehampton, West Sussex – The Wickbourne Centre announces the successful installation of a life-saving defibrillator, made possible through the generous support of The Sussex Heart Charity.
The Wickbourne Centre in Clun Road is a busy community hub owned by Arun Church and shared with West Sussex County Council’s Arun East Family Hub. There are various activities for children, young people and families at the centre including a coffee shop and pre-school.
Strategically positioned outside The Wickbourne Centre, the new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) ensures immediate accessibility to visitors, staff, and community members in need of urgent medical assistance. In emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest, the AED’s ability to administer an electric shock to restore normal heart rhythm significantly enhances the chances of survival from under 10% to over 80%.
“We are immensely grateful to the Sussex Heart Charity for their donation of the AED,” remarked Jon Jolly, Executive Lead for Arun Church. “The installation of this defibrillator is significant as it is the only publicly accessible device within half mile radius of the centre. While we hope it is never needed, it is available for the whole community at any time.”
For more detailed information about The Wickbourne Centre’s services and community involvement, visit: http://www.arunchurch.com/wickbourne.