Life-saving equipment at golf club

Jane Atkinson of the North West Ambulance NHS Trust with staff and officials of Longridge Golf Club following their recent HeartStart course.
Jane Atkinson of the North West Ambulance NHS Trust with staff and officials of Longridge Golf Club following their recent HeartStart course.

In public places, the provision of life-saving equipment and trained personnel can be vital when every second counts and, on the wide expanses of a golf course, it’s especially important.

Funds for a defibrillator at Longridge Golf Club were raised via a number of activities including a quiz evening and Club Captain Richard Jenkins giving up his car park space and raffling it to a lucky winner.

With training and support from the North West Ambulance NHS Trust, the club held its first training course for staff and key personnel recently.

Following the British Heart Foundation’s HeartStart course, Jane Atkinson from the Trust instructed her trainees in carrying out a number of basic techniques to be used in an emergency.

A second course will be held in the near future.

The Golf Club wishes to thank the North West Ambulance NHS Trust – the defibrillator now occupies a visibly prominent position in the club foyer – equipment they hope not to use, but available with trained personnel if needed.

At the recent Macmillan Cancer Support Silverspoon’s Competition at Longridge Golf Club, winners were: 1) Janet Beaty, 40 points, 2) Stella Southworth, 33 points, 3) Linda Cain, 30 points.