Life-saving kit installed at town Asda store


Life-saving equipment has been installed at a Boston supermarket as part of a nationwide project.

Asda, in Lister Way, has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to fit a public access defibrillator to help reduce the number of people who die from cardiac arrests each year.

It is part of a national roll out to place a device in every store, depot and office and to train 12,000 store colleagues in how to use the defibrillators.

The devices are easy to use and can be accessed by any member of the public. They deliver an electric shock to the heart to help get it going again.

Stephen Bromby, community life champion at the Boston store, said: “We’re really proud of our investment of more than £500,000 in life-saving defibrillators for all the communities we operate in. The commitment we’re making today could significantly cut the amount of time a cardiac arrest sufferer has to wait for life-saving CPR and defibrillation, giving them the best possible chance of survival.”