LETTER: How you can become a lifesaver


A defibrillator purchased by the Pilgrim Heart and Lung Fund Charity for the Wyberton Parish was installed in a protected unit outside the Spar shop in Wyberton by the Mayor of Boston, Coun Alison Austin, recently.

The function was attended by the chairman of Wyberton Parish Council Coun Richard Austin and fellow councillors, Dr Nyman from the Pilgrim Heart & Lung Fund was also in attendance.

The defibrillator is for use in an emergency situation by doctors, nurses, ambulance officers and trained lay people.

Staff in the Spar shop and any lay people interested in resuscitation training and defibrillation should contact Coun Richard Austin who can then put together a list of personnel for training by Jane Dulake, resuscitation training officer at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.

Once there are sufficient trained personnel then a rota will be put together by the parish council for future use. We need as many people as possible trained in resuscitation in the area as soon as possible.

The purchase of this defibrillator plus many other items of equipment over the years has been done by the Pilgrim Heart and Lung Fund Charity through monies donated by local people.

Please, please continue to support this charity as its role is to provide equipment for Pilgrim Hospital primarily but also for purchase of equipment such as the defibrillator for Wyberton and for local general practitioners. The charity was set up 30 years ago to provide equipment that the health service did not have money for. The same situation is present now as it was at that time and if anything, is worse. Continued help from local people is much needed and much appreciated.

My very best wishes and thanks as president of the charity is sent to all local people.

Dr Cyril Nyman