The White Horse pub in Whitwell is gifting a heart to everybody this Valentine’s Day with the installation of a new public access defibrillator (PAD), giving locals and tourists to the area a fighting chance of surviving a cardiac arrest.
Thanks to charitable donations given to the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, those living in or visiting the rural village of Whitwell now stand a greater chance of survival should the worst happen. The defibrillator can be accessed 24 hours a day and is now in place on the front wall of the building on the High Street.
This afternoon (Tuesday) the pub’s staff came together with the area’s Community First Responder and Louise Walker from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to unveil the life-saving device.
If you need to access a defibrillator with a code, then call 999 and ask for the ambulance service.