A new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has been installed at the front of the VOYA Seaweed Baths premises on the Strand front.
This AED, funded and installed by VOYA Seaweed Baths, is the second public access, 24 hour unit installed in Strandhill. The first unit was installed by Strandhill Lodge and Suites in 2017 – located at their front entrance on Top Road.
There is currently an ongoing initiative to provide First-Aid information days and build a network of First-Aid responders within the village. This voluntary program has been coordinated and facilitated by local paramedic John Garvey – with support from Joe Corcoran of Strandhill Airport, Kieran Mulrooney, CHC Ireland based at Strandhill Airport, and the Order of Malta ambulance service team.
VOYA Seaweed Baths Neil Walton said “Strandhill is a hive of activity at peak visitor periods and we hope that providing this AED for public use will assist First Aid Responders in providing crucial help should an emergency unfortunately arise. We are inspired by and grateful for paramedic John Garvey’s continual drive to create awareness with locals and businesses within the village. From a personal, family perspective we are very aware of how valuable and helpful this unit could be.”
Residents and visitors are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the location of this life-saving equipment should an emergency occur. Access codes are on display on both cctv-monitored AED machines at Strandhill Lodge and Suites and VOYA Seaweed Baths.
Please remember in an emergency to always call 999 or 112 for assistance.