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Defibrillator Initiative

Although not strictly part of the Shiplake Villages Plan, the idea of defibrillator initiative arose from feedback and requests from residents during the implementation of the plan. Members of the SVP Steering Committee assessed what could be done, the outcome of which is the new initiative to have defibrillators installed in Shiplake Cross and Lower Shiplake by the end of 2015. 


Take the fear out of the De-Fib!


See the feedback of one of the residents on the latest session on using a De-fib....click here to see how you might make a difference..... Many thanks to Janet Nash for the feedback. The next introduction session on using the De-Fibs is on Thursday 29th October at 18:30hrs at the Bowls Club, Memorial Hall in Shiplake Cross

To apply for training please use this form.

Article created / last edited: 29 October 2015

Defibrillators in Shiplake - Update


If someone has a cardiac arrest using a defibrillator is just one step in what the British Heart Foundation refers to as the Chain of Survival.

We are offering training to all Shiplake residents in what to do if someone has a cardiac arrest.  You will be able to practice CPR* on an inflatable dummy.  You will also be shown how defibrillators work so you are aware of their importance and are more confident to use one, if needed.

The first two training sessions were well attanded, and seen by the attendees as very worthwhile.

The next session will be on October 29th, from 6-8.30pm in Shiplake Bowls Club clubhouse.  

To apply for training please use this form.

*Officially CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  Colloquially it is used to stand for Call Push Rescue. 

Article created / last edited: 27 September 2015

Lifesavers: 2 Defibrillators & 30+ Volunteers!

Practising CPR at the first training session 

A Millie's Dream defibrillator installed at The Baskerville, another installed at the Memorial Hall and 35 villagers trained already.

The two training sessions already held were a lot of fun and informative and, for those who might be averse to practicing 'mouth to mouth' recuscitation. this is not required. You will find out this has its place in recuscitating children but not so relevant for adults.

A lot of progress has been made...register for training to make even more! Become a 'lifesaver' yourself.....it could mean a lot to your family and friends!

Article created / last edited: 27 September 2015