A piece of life-saving equipment has been installed at the Eden Centre bus station.

The area has a footfall of over 200,000 people every week and it means there are now over fifty defibrillators installed in the High Wycombe area.

A defibrillator is a device that can be used in conjunction with CPR to deliver an electric shock to a person in cardiac arrest, where the heart stops pumping blood around the body, in an attempt to restart their heart.

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This equipment was used over the weekend during Newcastle United's Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur when a supporter in the crowd collapsed.

The game was suspended as Tottenham's Eric Dier raced to the touchline to urge medical staff to attend with a defibrillator.

A defibrillator was also used to save the life of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen over the summer who collapsed during a Euro 2020 match.

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Jennie Lefevre and Jason Benfield from the Eden Centre, who provided the new defibrillator, met with Robin Mugridge from South Central Ambulance and Ray Cox from the Hazlemere Fere to launch the new device.

The new defibrillator is registered with a scheme provided and promoted by South Central Ambulance whereby an app, 'Save A Life', is available to show the locations of your nearest defibrillator within this region.

Every year in the UK there are some 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), with resuscitation being attempted in around half of these, but just one in 10 people survive to hospital discharge.

However, the chances of survival are two to three times higher with the use of a defibrillator.

If you find someone unresponsive and not breathing, or not breathing normally, immediately dial 999 and begin CPR – the emergency call handler will help guide you through this.

They will also tell you if a defibrillator is available nearby so that another person can fetch it.