The Godshill defibrillator is located on the wall of the Taverners. It is on the corner of the building by the Taverners car park entrance.

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Early in 2016 new defibrillators were placed in public areas across the Isle of Wight, thanks to a donation from an Isle of Wight theatre group.

Wight Strollers presented £5,000 they raised from their February 2014 pantomime, Aladdin, to the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service towards new life-saving equipment for the community.

The donation was enough to buy four public access defibrillators, which can significantly increase the chance of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.

They have been placed outside:

  • Morrison’s, Newport
  • The Taverners pub, Godshill
  • Wroxall Primary School
  • Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat Station

A code is provided by the ambulance service to access the defibrillators when a 999 call is made.

Louise Walker, of the IW Ambulance Service, said: “The more life-saving equipment we have in the community, the more lives can be saved. It should not be underestimated how important these are.

“When someone is in cardiac arrest it is critical early intervention of CPR and defibrillation, if required, takes place.

“It was such a generous donation, we were overwhelmed.”

The British Heart Foundation is offering grants to buy a public access defibrillator on a first-come, first-served basis. Louise said: “I am very keen to get as many Island areas to apply for these as funding like this is not available very often.”

For more details, contact the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service on 01983 534111.

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