The objective of Lyme Heartbeat is to increase the availability of 24-hour access defibrillators right across Lyme Regis and surrounding areas as the availability of defibrillators can help to save lives. We aim to increase awareness within the local community of how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator device in order to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest.
Community fundraising including boat jumbles, raffles and crowdfunding has enabled the purchase and installation of a number of defibrilliator units in and around Lyme Regis.
Lyme Heartbeat in association with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) are providing a free defibrillator awareness and training session designed for anyone living or working within the local community at the Chapel, Alexandra Hotel at 6.30pm on Tuesday 1st October.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone
When a heart stops, you're up against the clock
Survival rates fall by 10% every minute without action
Using a defibrillator within three minutes can increase chances of survival by as much as 70%