Lifesaving equipment installed at Doncaster tennis club
Life-saving heart-shocking equipment has been installed at a Doncaster tennis club - thanks to the father of a man who died from a heart attack in his sleep.
Richard Waight died aged 23 in 2009 and his family have been campaigning to put life-saving defibrillators in community settings ever since.
Their use improves heart attack survival rates by 50 per cent - there is just a 5 per cent of revival if CPR is administered on its own.
Anne Jolly, Founder of SADS UK, said: “We are grateful to Ken Waight for assisting Wheatley Hills Tennis Club to put a defibrillator inplace.
“We are pleased the club will benefit from having a defibrillator to restart the heart if there is a cardiac arrest on the premises.”
Defibrillators restore the heart rhythm and can be used by members of the public who follow voice prompts.