A new life saving piece of equipment is now in place at our joint emergency service station at Barnard Castle, thanks to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
A donation made by GSK, a pharmaceutical company based in Barnard Castle, has funded the purchase of a new automated external defibrillator.
This portable device is especially designed to enable people with little or no medical background to administer first aid to a person whose suffered a cardiac arrest.
It is thought access to a defibrillator could increase the survival rate from 10% to 60-80%.
CFO Stuart Errington said “We really appreciate GSK’s continued support to the emergency services and the communities of Barnard Castle.
“This potentially lifesaving piece of equipment is a much welcome addition at our new facility.”