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New defibrillator makes Bury St Edmunds town centre safer




New defibrillator on Angel Hill PICTURE: Mecha Morton (1949992)
New defibrillator on Angel Hill PICTURE: Mecha Morton (1949992)

A new defibrillator has been installed in a phone box on Angel Hill to make Bury St Edmunds a safer place for residents and visitors.

The machine was funded by Bury St Edmunds Town Council chairman Andrew Speed, who allocated some of his locality budget to the project.

It is the third publicly accessible defibrillator in the town, with others located outside the arc shopping centre and at McDonalds on Cornhill.

Mike Kirkham, of Ourburystedmunds, said: “It’s important to make defibrillators publicly accessible. For those who visit the town, hopefully they will feel safer. They’re there for anyone who might need them which I think is crucial. They save lives, that’s the bottom line.”

Ourburystedmunds is also offering businesses first aid training and a session on how to work a defibrillator. Around 140 members of staff from local businesses have already taken part in the course.



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