A fish and chip restaurant in Skipton, North Yorkshire, has led a campaign to install two defibrillators outside its restaurants, meaning additional life-saving equipment is now available in the town 24 hours a day.
Bizzie Lizzie’s worked with the charity Public Access Defibrillators UK to install the Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPAD) outside its Swadford Street restaurant and on the wall of its High Street Car Park restaurant.
It follows the collapse of a gentleman outside the restaurant on Boxing Day who needed CPR.
Bizzie Lizzie’s identified that, due to the number of shops and high visitor footfall, their busy Swadford Street location would be suitable for an additional CPAD site in town.
As well as hosting the new equipment, Bizzie Lizzies has teamed up with other local businesses to fund replacement batteries for two existing defibrillators in the town that were recently out of service.
Owner of Bizzie Lizzie’s Katie Davison says: “We continue to feel very blessed by the way people from Skipton and beyond have taken Bizzie Lizzie’s to their hearts. Through the installation of the Swadford Street defibrillator, we have found a way of supporting our wonderful community and future generations where we can.”
The Bizzie Lizzie’s team has also completed a CAPD training session with Public Access Defibrillators UK.
Providing the user with clear audio instructions, Community Public Access Defibrillators are accessible to members of the public 24 hours a day, to use in the case of a life-threatening emergency. Studies have shown that a shock given within three to five minutes can produce survival rates between 50-70%.