Central Bedfordshire Council are conducting a domestic abuse needs assessment to better understand the experiences of our residents so that we can design the right services for them.
PUBLIC DEFIBRILLATOR or AED
Sited on The Green, Clophill and on the wall of the Village Hall.
You must call 999 before attemting to access it!
The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is specially designed for people with no medical background.
When used it provides voice commands and screen messages and guides the user step-by-step through the process and will only allow it to shock a ‘shockable’ heart rhythm.
What is a Stroke and how would I know?
A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.
If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
Signs and symptoms
The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST: Face-Arms-Speech-Time.
- Face – the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile or their mouth or eye may have dropped.
- Arms – the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of arm weakness or numbness in one arm.
- Speech – their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake.
- Time – it is time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms.
Read more about the symptoms of a stroke.
What is an AED?
The AED is sited in a vandal proof metal box, by the shop & post office on The Green, Clophill.
We also have a new AED (Dec 2017) located on the outside wall of the Village Hall.
The access code to the box will be given by the Ambulance Service Control room when a caller dials 999 and reports a possible cardiac arrest.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Parish Council and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
Our statement on Website accessibility statement is available here .