Defibrillator in former call box in Leicestershire

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The community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD) in the phone box
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Defibrillation is used to restart a person's heart

A heart defibrillator has been installed in a decommissioned phone box in a Leicestershire village.

All villagers and local ambulance staff have been given a number to call so the device in Carlton, near Market Bosworth, can be quickly accessed.

A defibrillator is used to restart the heart of a cardiac arrest patient.

Villagers worked with national charity, the Community HeartBeat Trust to raise £2,000 to buy a community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD).

Conservative MP for Bosworth David Tredinnick is unveiling the facility on Friday.

The device is housed in a secure box with keypad access inside the telephone box, which was taken into ownership by the parish council.

Volunteers have already received training from local first responders.

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