Graham Hunter unveils defibrillator in Botley in memory of daughter Claire Reed

Daily Echo: Graham Hunter, left, unveils the defibrillator with South Central Ambulance Service's Peter Hackett Graham Hunter, left, unveils the defibrillator with South Central Ambulance Service's Peter Hackett

THE father of a Hampshire woman who died from a sudden heart condition has unveiled a new defibrillator which he hopes may help save others from the same fate.

Graham Hunter joined medical crews launching the first of two new devices installed for public use in Botley.

The village’s parish council funded £1,850 for the lifesaving machines in the Botley Centre and in Market Hall, both in High Street.

Parish councillor Graham has campaigned for the devices after his daughter Claire Reed died from a rare heart condition in March last year.

Daily Echo:

Claire Reed

Mrs Reed, 22, from Eastleigh, collapsed and died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) when celebrating at a hen do in Taunton in March last year – just five months after her own dream wedding.

The devices – placed in busy locations – administer electric shocks to re-start a patient’s heart and come with easy to follow instructions.

They were installed in partnership with South Central Ambulance Service and are set in vandal-proof boxes and will be checked monthly for maintenance.

A third unit will be installed in Boorley Green this summer funded by Hampshire County Council.

Mr Hunter, from Salway Road, said: “Providing access to defibrillators within Botley is a fantastic opportunity to help increase the chances of survival following a cardiac arrest.

“From a family point of view we want to see them in many locations such as sports facilities and hotels.

“We hope other parish councils will follow us.”

Defibrillators have also been installed in Fareham Borough Council’s civic offices and also at the town’s Ferneham Hall and the council’s depot.

It comes after the Daily Echo continues its campaign to get defibrillators in schools across Hampshire after a 16-year-old pupil at a Romsey school was saved with a defibrillator when he suffered a heart attack.

Mountbatten School teachers shocked Sam Mangoro with the device four times, keeping his heart beating until paramedics arrived.

Each year 30,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrests with only 18.5 per cent of people surviving.

But defibrillators are proven to increase survival rates by three-fold to 75 per cent.

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9:11am Sun 8 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

Just to clarify two points.
The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000.
The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle).
Graham Hunter
Just to clarify two points. The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000. The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle). Graham Hunter ghunter717
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9:31am Sun 8 Jun 14

Micle1974 says...

How would you get access to the defib?
They have a few around Downton in Wiltshire, but they have key-code locks on the cabinet?
How would you get access to the defib? They have a few around Downton in Wiltshire, but they have key-code locks on the cabinet? Micle1974
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9:32am Sun 8 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

Micle1974 wrote:
How would you get access to the defib?
They have a few around Downton in Wiltshire, but they have key-code locks on the cabinet?
You dial 999. They will give you the code for the lock.
[quote][p][bold]Micle1974[/bold] wrote: How would you get access to the defib? They have a few around Downton in Wiltshire, but they have key-code locks on the cabinet?[/p][/quote]You dial 999. They will give you the code for the lock. ghunter717
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9:36am Sun 8 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

ghunter717 wrote:
Micle1974 wrote:
How would you get access to the defib?
They have a few around Downton in Wiltshire, but they have key-code locks on the cabinet?
You dial 999. They will give you the code for the lock.
A good site to visit is.
http://www.scas.nhs.
uk/campaigns/startah
eart.ashx
[quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micle1974[/bold] wrote: How would you get access to the defib? They have a few around Downton in Wiltshire, but they have key-code locks on the cabinet?[/p][/quote]You dial 999. They will give you the code for the lock.[/p][/quote]A good site to visit is. http://www.scas.nhs. uk/campaigns/startah eart.ashx ghunter717
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11:09am Sun 8 Jun 14

cliffwalker says...

Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.
Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate. cliffwalker
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12:24pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

cliffwalker wrote:
Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.
Cardiac Arrest is indescriminate and affects people of all ages.
So the placement of them should be in Schools, Public Places and anywhere a large number of people may be.. shops, sporting facilities etc
[quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.[/p][/quote]Cardiac Arrest is indescriminate and affects people of all ages. So the placement of them should be in Schools, Public Places and anywhere a large number of people may be.. shops, sporting facilities etc ghunter717
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1:38pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

ghunter717 wrote:
Just to clarify two points.
The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000.
The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle).
Graham Hunter
I would like to thank all my fellow Parish Counillos, the clerk and other staff at Botley Parish Council for supporting this Parish Council initiative.
Also South Central Ambulance Service.
This was a piece of equipment that was not available at the remote location our daughter died.
[quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify two points. The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000. The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle). Graham Hunter[/p][/quote]I would like to thank all my fellow Parish Counillos, the clerk and other staff at Botley Parish Council for supporting this Parish Council initiative. Also South Central Ambulance Service. This was a piece of equipment that was not available at the remote location our daughter died. ghunter717
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8:15pm Sun 8 Jun 14

jonone says...

cliffwalker wrote:
Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.
A 22 year old girl is not the sort of person you'd expect to die as a result of heart problems. So, schools and high streets seem valid positions.
[quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.[/p][/quote]A 22 year old girl is not the sort of person you'd expect to die as a result of heart problems. So, schools and high streets seem valid positions. jonone
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10:07am Mon 9 Jun 14

cliffwalker says...

jonone wrote:
cliffwalker wrote:
Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.
A 22 year old girl is not the sort of person you'd expect to die as a result of heart problems. So, schools and high streets seem valid positions.
A 22 year old girl is an adult in my opinion. As you say schools (there are, after all 22 year old workers in schools) and high streets seem valid positions.
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.[/p][/quote]A 22 year old girl is not the sort of person you'd expect to die as a result of heart problems. So, schools and high streets seem valid positions.[/p][/quote]A 22 year old girl is an adult in my opinion. As you say schools (there are, after all 22 year old workers in schools) and high streets seem valid positions. cliffwalker
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10:10am Mon 9 Jun 14

cliffwalker says...

ghunter717 wrote:
cliffwalker wrote:
Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.
Cardiac Arrest is indescriminate and affects people of all ages.
So the placement of them should be in Schools, Public Places and anywhere a large number of people may be.. shops, sporting facilities etc
I completely agree they should be placed wherever a large number of people may be, especially shops, sporting facilities, etc.
[quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: Good to see these life saving machines being located where they will be most valuable. Laudable as it is to put them in in schools, schools are not really the most likely places to find serious heart disease. I don't know what the Echo is doing to promote defibrillators in schools but their efforts would be better directed to promoting them in places where large numbers of adults, rather than children, congregate.[/p][/quote]Cardiac Arrest is indescriminate and affects people of all ages. So the placement of them should be in Schools, Public Places and anywhere a large number of people may be.. shops, sporting facilities etc[/p][/quote]I completely agree they should be placed wherever a large number of people may be, especially shops, sporting facilities, etc. cliffwalker
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12:35pm Mon 9 Jun 14

From the sidelines says...

ghunter717 wrote:
Just to clarify two points.
The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000.
The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle).
Graham Hunter
I don't think they're even as expensive as that.

I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from?
[quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify two points. The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000. The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle). Graham Hunter[/p][/quote]I don't think they're even as expensive as that. I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from? From the sidelines
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5:16pm Mon 9 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

From the sidelines wrote:
ghunter717 wrote:
Just to clarify two points.
The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000.
The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle).
Graham Hunter
I don't think they're even as expensive as that.

I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from?
Battery life is 7 years. A maintenance budget is in place.
Consumables will be obtained from South Central Ambulance Service as and when needed.

Spare pads etc come with the equipment.
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify two points. The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000. The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle). Graham Hunter[/p][/quote]I don't think they're even as expensive as that. I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from?[/p][/quote]Battery life is 7 years. A maintenance budget is in place. Consumables will be obtained from South Central Ambulance Service as and when needed. Spare pads etc come with the equipment. ghunter717
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5:24pm Mon 9 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

ghunter717 wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
ghunter717 wrote:
Just to clarify two points.
The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000.
The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle).
Graham Hunter
I don't think they're even as expensive as that.

I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from?
Battery life is 7 years. A maintenance budget is in place.
Consumables will be obtained from South Central Ambulance Service as and when needed.

Spare pads etc come with the equipment.
Each defib costs £800. Plus vat The vandal proof, heated secure cabinet costs £725 plus vat. Plus signage £20 plus vat. Training for 12 persons is £100 no vat.
Plus installation.
[quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify two points. The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000. The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle). Graham Hunter[/p][/quote]I don't think they're even as expensive as that. I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from?[/p][/quote]Battery life is 7 years. A maintenance budget is in place. Consumables will be obtained from South Central Ambulance Service as and when needed. Spare pads etc come with the equipment.[/p][/quote]Each defib costs £800. Plus vat The vandal proof, heated secure cabinet costs £725 plus vat. Plus signage £20 plus vat. Training for 12 persons is £100 no vat. Plus installation. ghunter717
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5:29pm Mon 9 Jun 14

ghunter717 says...

ghunter717 wrote:
ghunter717 wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
ghunter717 wrote:
Just to clarify two points.
The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000.
The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle).
Graham Hunter
I don't think they're even as expensive as that.

I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from?
Battery life is 7 years. A maintenance budget is in place.
Consumables will be obtained from South Central Ambulance Service as and when needed.

Spare pads etc come with the equipment.
Each defib costs £800. Plus vat The vandal proof, heated secure cabinet costs £725 plus vat. Plus signage £20 plus vat. Training for 12 persons is £100 no vat.
Plus installation.
A real bargain, when you put it against the value of life!
[quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghunter717[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify two points. The defibrillators cost £1,850 each plus installation.Not £18,000. The third defibrillator is being funded by a Hampshire County Councillors grant (Cllr Rupert Kyrle). Graham Hunter[/p][/quote]I don't think they're even as expensive as that. I trust there's a plan and budget for replacement batteries and other lifed consumables. Whose budget does that come from?[/p][/quote]Battery life is 7 years. A maintenance budget is in place. Consumables will be obtained from South Central Ambulance Service as and when needed. Spare pads etc come with the equipment.[/p][/quote]Each defib costs £800. Plus vat The vandal proof, heated secure cabinet costs £725 plus vat. Plus signage £20 plus vat. Training for 12 persons is £100 no vat. Plus installation.[/p][/quote]A real bargain, when you put it against the value of life! ghunter717
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