Life-saving defibrillator installed at Golau Caredig

We’re delighted to have recently installed a defibrillator outside our Golau Caredig independent living scheme in Barry, which will be accessible to the local community at any time.

Defibrillators are used to restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. They can also restore the heart’s beating if it suddenly stops.

We’re grateful to our residents, colleagues, and their loved ones for their donations. Further donations from Welsh Water, Barry Round Table, Cymru Hearts and Persimmon Homes ensured we could set up this life-saving equipment.

Miles Utting, manager at Golau Caredig, said: “I’m so proud of the Golau Caredig team and all of the residents for their tremendous efforts and generous contributions. The additional donations from local organisations including Persimmon helped us to achieve our target much quicker than we ever imagined! Whilst we hope that the device will never be needed, we realise that our location is an ideal spot for this life-saving equipment and will give reassurance to the local community around us that it is available in an emergency situation.”

New funding from the Welsh Government to increase defibrillator access was recently announced. You can apply for one until 30 April. Click here to apply for a defibrillator and help save lives in your local area.