Pitstone is now a little bit safer thanks to the Village Health Centre in Yardley Avenue and the local sports clubs. A new external defibrillator has been purchased and mounted outside the surgery. In the event of a cardiac emergency, the 999 operator will provide the release code and the defibrillator will talk you through the process of giving life saving treatment to the patient whilst the ambulance is on its way. Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with its location, as you never know when you might need it. Please also look out for community training sessions that will provide you all with a chance to see how the unit works so that you are more confident in the event of an emergency.
Our very grateful thanks to The Village Health Centre in Yardley Avenue for funding the purchase and ongoing maintenance costs of the defibrillator itself, and to all the following local sports clubs for funding the purchase of the external lock box that makes this vital life saving equipment available to the whole community: Ivinghhoe & Pitstone United Cricket Club, Pitstone & Ivinghoe Junior Football Club, Pitstone & Ivinghoe United Football Club, Tring Town Football Club and Envirologistics Football Club.