YOUR LETTERS: Delay could lead to death

Joan Woolard
Joan Woolard
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Recently, two defibrillators were installed free of charge in Fleet by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Others were installed at other locations, mainly at Co-op food stores.

Having asked for a list of locations for public information, I was told such a list cannot be disclosed.

Since speed is vital in the event of a heart attack or stroke, this ruling seems totally illogical and out of order.

If such an event occurs, it is necessary to ring 999 to ask for the location of the nearest defibrillator and then to ring 999 again for the code to open it for use.

In my opinion, such a delay could result in death.

It is unbelievable that such a system exists.