Belstone is now a two-defibrillator village! As well as the one in the old phone box, in the centre of the village, there is now one situated on the outside of the Village Hall – on a wall which is easily visible from the hall’s front gate, as is indicated in the pictures below.

Both defibrillators are easy to access and do not have locks so can be quickly used when needed; you are guided, by a clear voice from the defibrillator, as to when and how to use it and when to continue with CPR. (You, or someone else will, of course, have rung the emergency services and the operator will also stay on the line to help and guide you).

The British Heart Foundation run an excellent online 15 minute course which explains and guides you through the whole procedure – including using the defibrillator and how to spot if CPR is needed. You access the course by scanning their QR code with your phone and then you can follow the procedures using a cushion to practice CPR and having your speed monitored in order to guide you. You can also go back to the website anytime you wish and follow it all over again, to keep your knowledge and confidence up. None of the data is kept by BHF so there are no concerns about privacy.

We can’t recommend this highly enough so, if you’d like to take a look, you can access RevivR via the green button.