Fears Malin Head may be forced to pull plug on defibrillator service

first_imgFears are growing that a vital defibrillator service in Inishowen may be forced to finish because of a lack of volunteers.The Malin Head Red Cross was formed 11 years ago to provide Defibrillator assistance to locals who needed emergency help because of the waiting times for ambulances in the area.The group recently launched two extra defibrillators in the area bring the total to four in the area. The new defibs are located at Farrens Bar, Slievebawn, and the Presbyterian Church, Lagg. However running four defibrillators has its problems and the lack of trained mature, responsible people to man the units and be available in emergency times.Malin Head has 10 trained members and are urgently require more people to step forward and train to be able to use these lifesaving devices.The group says four units in a small rural area are the envy of many larger towns but the group need help in order to maintain these life saving devices.Those who may be interested in getting defib training ad to help save this vital service are asked to contact Teresa O Hagan 0868476845. Fears Malin Head may be forced to pull plug on defibrillator service was last modified: April 17th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:defibrilatorHelpMalin Headvolunteerslast_img read more

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