Defibrilator installed at Wells GC
December 6 2016
Wells Golf Club has installed a potentially life-saving piece of equipment after a successful fund-raising campaign that received a boost from an unexpected source.
The campaign raised enough to buy a top-of-the-range defibrillator, a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart of someone in cardiac arrest. If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6 per cent to 74 per cent.
The club's director of health and safety, Bob Lench, originally recommended purchasing one four years ago, but prices at that time were prohibitive and the club decided against it.
However, Mr Lench revisted the idea following the death of a player on the course, and this time the club agreed.
Wells Golf Club's director of health and safety, Bob Lench, and club chairman Geoff Ead celebrate the arrival of their new defibrillator