Yellow Buses introduces defibrillators at its sites
SWASFT and Yellow Buses have installed two new public access defibrillators in Bournemouth, at its Yeomans Way depot & town centre facility.
The defibrillators are located externally at both sites, so they are freely available to be used by members of public for the preservation of life.
David Squire, Managing Director of Yellow Buses said, “We have invested in the two defibrillators both to assist our staff and members of the public, whilst we hope that they never need to be used, it is important to preserve life until the healthcare professionals are able to reach the scene, as a responsible local employer we are totally committed to both our colleagues and local communities”.
Vicki Howard, Head of Volunteering and Community Services from the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said, “Public Access Defibrillators, like the ones installed by Yellow Buses, can mean the difference between life and death for a person during a cardiac arrest. The quicker a defibrillator is used, the higher the chances of survival are.
“We would like to offer our thanks to David and the Yellow Buses team for installing the defibrillators to support their local community”.
“If any other organisation or community group wants to follow Yellow Bus and install a Public Access Defibrillators, then they can do so by contacting SWASFT via firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The photograph shows, from left to right, Kate Fisher, SWASFT Assistant Community Responder Officer, Dorset, with Paul Robinson and Vincent Vinter from Yellow Buses, alongside one of the defibrillator units at the Yeomans Way Depot in Bournemouth.