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Weʼre raising £7,000 to buy life saving Defibrillators for every primary school in Ryton, Stella, Crawcrook & Greenside!

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‼️Gateshead West Policing Team supported by local pubs / Clubs & businesses in Ryton, Crawcrook & Greenside are raising a whopping £7000 to buy defibs and yellow defib security cabinets for every school in Ryton, Stella, Crawcrook & Greenside!‼️

⚠️270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school⚠️

Based on European data, it is estimated that there is approxiately 60,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur every year in the UK

In England alone, the Ambulance Service attemps resuscitation in aroud 30,000 OHCA cases, anually

Approximately 80% of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests occur at Home; 20% will occur in public places

Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die

If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, their chance of survival increases from 6% to 74%

Only 22% of people in the UK would be confident in performing CPR on a stranger

There are a huge number of statistics that show the risk Sudden cardiac arrest and why defibrillators are so important and should be available in public buildings, leisure centres, workplaces, schools and community areas across the UK, to name a few.

Response times and their importance

The emergency services average response time to a cardiac event related incident in an urban area is 11 minutes

For every minute that goes by where a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest does not receive treatment, their chance of survival decreases by 10%

If defibrillation through a defibrillator occurs within 1 minute of the victim collapsing, the victim's survival rate increases to 90%

For defibrillation to be successful, it needs to be delivered within a few minutes of the patient's heart entering into Ventricular Fibrillation (VF), but this period can be extended slightly if a bystander provides effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) without delay or hesitancy

The likelihood of causing harm to the patient by performing CPR or using an AED is very small

Basic first aid will maintain an oxygen supply to the patient's brain and other vital organs and make it more likely that the heart can be restarted by a defibrillator

The main reason so few people survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest is due to defibrillation not being provided quickly enough after they have collapsed

SCA risk factors

There is usually no prior warning signs associated with Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Factors such as the patient's current health condition, gender, age and ethnicity do not factor when determining the cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Most Sudden Cardiac Arrest cases are due to an abnormality of the heart's electrical rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation (VF)

Physically strenuous jobs will put people at a higher risk of falling victim to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Factors such as having a high blood pressure reading, obesity, smoking, high cholesterol levels, congential heart disease (CHD) and diabetes can make a person more susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Additional things such as electrocution, drowning, trauma, choking or respiratory arrest can potentially lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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  • PC 473 Andrew Hyde - Northumbria Police2 months ago
    PC 473 Andrew Hyde - Northumbria Police

    PC 473 Andrew Hyde - Northumbria Police

    2 months ago

    For businesses who want to sponsor a defib please email us at For those wishing to donate prizes towards th charity nights at the Runhead & Fox & Hounds please speak to Lisa (Fox) or Nicola (Runhead) or email us! This fundraising so far is supported by Gateshead West NPT, All local Primary schools, All local pubs & Social Clubs in Ryton, Crawcrook & Greenside, Coop Ryton, Tri-IT Gym, RyTan, EcoFlame NE, your local Councillors and MP Liz Twist! Thank You!

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Ryton, UK

Gateshead West Policing Team supported by local businesses in Ryton, Crawcrook & Greenside are raising a staggering sum of money to pucchase life saving defibrillators for ALL primary schools in Ryton, Stella, Crookhill, Crawcrook & Greenside!

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