Yellow Buses introduces defibrillators at its sites
3 weeks ago
Bournemouth’s Yellow Buses has installed two Public Access Defibrillators at its Yeomans Way Depot and at its town centre facility where the control room and driver’s restroom are located.
They have been introduced in partnership with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, who provided the equipment and training for Yellow Buses staff.
The defibrillators are located externally at both sites, so they are freely available to be used by members of public for the preservation of life.
David Squire, Managing Director of Yellow Buses said, “We have invested in the two defibrillators both to assist our staff and members of the public, whilst we hope that they never need to be used, it is important to preserve life until the healthcare professionals are able to reach the scene, as a responsible local employer we are totally committed to both our colleagues and local communities”.
Vicki Howard, Head of Volunteering and Community Services from the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said, “Public Access Defibrillators, like the ones installed by Yellow Buses, can mean the difference between life and death for a person during a cardiac arrest. The quicker a defibrillator is used, the higher the chances of survival are.
“We would like to offer our thanks to David and the Yellow Buses team for installing the defibrillators to support their local community”.
“If any other organisation or community group wants to follow Yellow Bus and install a Public Access Defibrillators, then they can do so by contacting SWASFT via [email protected]”
The photograph shows, from left to right, Kate Fisher, SWASFT Assistant Community Responder Officer, Dorset, with Paul Robinson and Vincent Vinter from Yellow Buses, alongside one of the defibrillator units at the Yeomans Way Depot in Bournemouth.