We have installed three defibrillators, also known as Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) on Bradgate Park. These have been funded through generous support of our Fundraising Appeal from the public and local charitable trusts, including the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust. They are accessible 24/7.
We have a further portable unit that we can transport in emergencies to remote areas when rangers are on site.

As part of our Heart Safe Park Project we will continue to fundraise for further units, as Trust staff regularly assist with emergencies across the Estate.

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We would like to thank the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust

Plus a thank you to everyone who donated to the appeal. Its still possible to make a donation by clicking here

Where are they located?

Defibrillator Map 2019 Location of Defibrillators

How do they work?

It is important to call the emergency services as soon as possible. When you call 999 (or 112) the emergency services will give you a code to open the defibrillator box and will remain on the line to help you. Defibrillators are easy to use and can cause no harm. Once activated, the machine will guide you through each step of the defibrillation process by using voice and visual prompts. A defibrillator can be used safely and effectively without previous training. The unit will analyse the heart’s rhythm and will only deliver a shock if it is indicated.

What to do in an emergency

If you see someone collapse and they are unconscious it may be that their heart has stopped: in this case swift reactions are required. It is important to call 999 (or 112) for an emergency ambulance as soon as possible. Every second counts and the following may help:

D – Danger - Check that both yourself and the collapsed person are not in danger

R – Response - Gently shake the person to try and wake them up

S – Shout - Shout loudly for help, especially if you may wish to get medical help or equipment

A – Airway - Open their airway by tilting their head back, lifting their chin and opening their mouth

B – Breathing - Look, listen and feel for breathing. If they are breathing normally, place the casualty in the recovery position.

If barely breathing or taking infrequent, noisy gasps, this is NOT normal breathing.

If not already done, call 999 or 112 for an Ambulance.

C –Turn - the casualty on their back and start heart massage (CPR) 2 compressions per second.
Giving emergency breaths to the collapsed person every 30 compressions is recommended, but is not compulsory

As soon as the Defibrillator arrives, switch it on and follow the instructions.

Bradgate Park Trust, Estate Office, Deer Barns, Bradgate Park,
Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HE,
Tel: 0116 2362713

To report any incidents on the Estate contact: the Duty Ranger (7.45am to dusk) on 07740 406661 or Out of Hours on 07740 406662 or 07740 406663

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