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.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017, 11:59

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.