As many of you will know, the BID as part of the Safe and Secure Theme has provided several defibrillators on both Halebank and Astmoor Estates, at a 75% discounted cost to BID Businesses for the shared use of businesses across the estates.

Every year 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital and prompt use of an AED, within 3-5 minutes of collapse combined with chest compressions, can lead to survival rates of 50 to 75 per cent.

It was acknowledged that there was no defibrillator on Widnes Business Park and, therefore, Suresafe Electrics based on Widnes Business Park have acquired a defibrillator with the intention of this being installed at the Security Hut which is accessible 24/7.

Suresafe Electrics have also taken advantage of the free defibrillator training offered by the BID and had Rebecca Swift trained up. Therefore, should anyone require assistance with the Defibrillator, please call Suresafe Electrics on 0151 423 4422 and ask for Rebecca.