Appeal for heart machine
8:00am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
LLANDOVERY town councillors are calling on the British Heart Foundation to bring a defibrillator to the town.
Their concern follows the well-publicised case of Trinity St David University student James Cory whose life was saved by a defibrillator after he collapsed on the student union dance floor recently.
Now councillors want the same piece of equipment available in Llandovery after local bobby Howie Davies pointed out north Carmarthenshire was not covered.
“This is something we should be conscious of as a community,”
he said. “This young ladwho was saved is my son’s best friend. It turned out to be a good news story, but that sort of outcome is rare.”
Town mayor Jill Blud pointed out ambulance response times in the Llandovery area were “very poor” and Cllr Gill Wright said the idea certainly merited further investigation.
“The BHF are trying to make defibrillators available in as many areas as possible, especially rural areas,” she added.
County councillor Ivor Jackson said one potential drawback was that anyone trained in using such a device would have to be constantly available.