There is a defibrillator in the hallway of Pragnells Cottages for anyone to use 24/7 (first block of flats on the right from the village shop).

The machine is located in Pragnell’s Cottages, West Tytherley and is always accessible. It is mounted on a bracket under the stairs of the first block of flats on the right hand side as you go up the steps from the car park, adjacent to West Tytherley Village Shop.

This machine is designed for use by a non expert operator with no experience or training. Once the Ambulance Service is aware that you have access to the machine, they will talk you through how to use it before the Ambulance arrives at the scene.

In the event of a suspected cardiac arrest, call (or directly ask someone else to call) 999 for an ambulance. If you can, you should then send someone to collect the defibrillator which should be used as soon as possible.

Do not leave the patient on their own.

NHS Direct

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Air ambulance

The village is service by a charitable air ambulance. Please do consider volunteering time and supporting them. Help keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives text HIOWAA to 70500 to make a one off donation of £5.

First Responders

The First Responders Group has disbanded due to a falling number of volunteers, which is a great shame as this was a (often literally) vital service our community provided for each other.

Community First Responders make a vital difference in their communities and save lives every day. With the demand for emergency ambulances increasing every year, the role of the CFR has never been more important.

20 people are needed to qualify for free training which might help you save someone you love and maintain an effective rota.

To find out more about the role of a community first responder click the link below or call 0800 587 0207

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust