Community group buy new defibrillator to save lives at Welling GP surgery

Linda Gardener passes over the equipment to Dr Peter Fish

Linda Gardener passes over the equipment to Dr Peter Fish

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A group of patients have clubbed together to raise £1,000 for a new defibrillator in their Welling GP practice.

They presented the life-saving piece of equipment to Westwood Surgery in Westwood Lane on Monday (August 4).

Approximately 60,000 suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year and defibrillators can play a huge role in saving someone's life. 

Westwood Patient Participation Group (WPPG) secretary Linda Gardner said: 'The presentation of the defibrillator to Westwood Surgery was the culmination of many months of fundraising by our group. 

"It is a life saving piece of emergency equipment which will be a valuable community resource.

"We are pleased to have reached our first fundraising target and the staff at Westwood are delighted to take possession of the equipment."

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