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NEW SOLAR-POWERED DEFIBRILLATOR UNIT AT BENNION POOLS

 

Solar powered defibrillator unit. Picture shows l-r: Alan Harrison-White from local charity the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, John Greasley, one of the founders of Bennion Pools, Stefan Cabanuik from the parks department, deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair, Arthur Woods, one of the founders of Bennion Pools, and Jane Ushwell from the parks department, with the dogs Theo and Tilly!

 

Leicester already have 28 defibrillators in place and now a solar powered defibrillator has been installed at Bennion Pools.

The unit, at Bennion Pools nature area, in Beaumont Leys, is the first of its kind in the city and among the first to be installed across the country.

Because of the need for a power supply, defibrillator units are often situated on the wall of a clubhouse or park building and can be scarce in more open areas. A solar unit can get round this problem, using renewable energy to keep the defibrillator warm and dry.

The council’s parks department also runs several free training courses a year, open to anyone who would like to learn CPR and how to use a defibrillator. These courses are run in conjunction with local charity the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

To find out more or book on to a course, contact 0116 454 5004 or email parks@leicester.gov.uk