The work of the Microgaming Health & Care Trust has changed lives. It might even have extended or saved a few.
One of the trust’s biggest achievements thus far has been the installation of more than 20 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) in locations across the island.
A defibrillator is the only piece of equipment that has the capability to restore heart rhythm following cardiac arrest. If used immediately, the sufferer has a 90% chance of survival.
No medical knowledge is required to use a defibrillator; however, employers are advised to organise equipment training sessions for workers, and members of the public are encouraged to attend basic life support classes. Early defibrillation, basic life support and a timely call for help can dramatically improve an individual’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.
Please note that the information above must not be used as a training tool; it is intended purely to demonstrate the usability and efficacy of a defibrillator. AED and basic life support training should be sought from a trusted organisation such as Heartstart, St John Ambulance or the Red Cross.
AEDs supplied by the Microgaming Health & Care Trust can be found at the following locations. Please note that the defibrillators have been placed at these locations for the benefit of staff members and the general public. Thanks to the involvement of Wyn Kewley and her team, at least two members of staff at each location have been trained to use the equipment and perform CPR.
Amber Business Ltd
Royal Trust House
60 Athol Street
Tel: 01624 625330 www.amber.co.im
Equiom Trust Company Jubilee Buildings Victoria Street Douglas IM1 2SH Tel: 01624 699085
Isle of Man Post Office #1 Postal Headquarters Springvalley Industrial Estate Douglas IM2 1AA Tel: 01624 698504
Isle of Man Post Office #2
Douglas St Office Peel
IM5 1AA Tel: 01624 842282
Isle of Man Post Office #3 Northern Delivery Office Gladstone Park Ramsey IM8 2AA Tel: 01624 816735
Isle of Man Post Office #4 Southern Delivery Office Ronaldsway Industrial Estate Ballasalla IM9 1AA Tel: 01624 823332
Isle of Man Steam Packet
Defibrillators are carried aboard all Isle of Man Steam Packet vessels. The AED supplied by the Microgaming Health & Care Trust is currently deployed on the Manannan. Tel: 01624 645671
Laxey Dental Practice 39 New Road
IM4 7BQ Tel: 01624 863422
Manx Museum Kingswood Grove Douglas IM1 3LY Tel: 01624 648000
Salmon Limited Ballaglass Quarterbridge Douglas Tel: 01624 610306
SMP Partners Clinch's House Lord Street Douglas Tel: 01624 683227
Heartstart (Isle of Man) Mike Ferguson Tel: +44 (0)1624 491246