An official ceremony attended by Graham Stuart MP has marked the opening of a newly installed defibrillator at Molescroft Pavilion, located in Beverley within the East Riding of Yorkshire. The ceremony celebrates the start of a partnership between Esh Construction’s civil engineering division and partners of the CADEY Campaign which will see further defibrillators installed across Beverley and Holderness and the wider Yorkshire area.
The defibrillator has been installed as part of the Community Access Defibrillators for East Yorkshire (CADEY) campaign, founded by Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness. In recognition that rural communities struggle to access the rapid response they need to improve survival of a sudden cardiac arrest, the campaign aims to save lives by increasing the number of publicly accessible defibrillators across rural areas and training as many people as possible to use in the event of an emergency.
Esh’s civil engineering division pledged to support the CADEY campaign as part of its commitment to YOR4Good – a community fund which supports economic regeneration projects through schemes awarded via YORhub frameworks. Two schemes currently underway for Esh within the East Riding of Yorkshire include Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme (COPFAS) and Gypsey Race Park scheme, both of which were procured via the YORcivils framework.
With support from Graham Stuart MP, HEY Smile Foundation, and match funding provided by Humber Aid, the much-needed facility has been installed at Molescroft Pavilion in Beverley. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service has provided necessary training in its use for local residents.
Ross Markwell, Business Development Director for Esh Construction’s civil engineering division, Esh Civils, said: “As a regional contractor, we strive to deliver economic and social benefit for our local communities. Esh Construction is proud to support the CADEY campaign through our commitment to YOR4Good and provide this vital facility for the community of Molescroft and its surrounding areas. With the support from Humber Aid’s match funding, together we have committed to funding a further three defibrillators across the campaign areas and plans are progressing for their installation within the coming weeks.
“We would like to thank Graham Stuart MP, YORhub, Humber Aid, Molescroft Parish Council, HEY Smile Foundation and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service for supporting the installation and ensuring residents are trained to operate the defibrillator in the event of an emergency.”
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, said: “Esh Civils really understands the importance of public access defibrillators in every community and I’m delighted they chose to come on board with my CADEY campaign. Molescroft Pavilion is a hub of social and sporting activity which means this new publicly-accessible defibrillator is incredibly well-placed to save lives.
“The shocking fact is that most people die who are taken to hospital following a sudden cardiac arrest and the reason is that defibrillation wasn’t started soon enough. A patient’s chance of survival drops by 10% for every minute that defibrillation is delayed. So, it’s good news that anyone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in the Molescroft area will now have the use of a defibrillator within minutes. Thank you, Esh Civils.”
Councillor Mac Fleming, Vice-chair of Molescroft Parish Council, said: “The Molescroft Parish Council is delighted to announce the official opening of the recently installed defibrillator at the Molescroft Pavilion. We are greatly indebted to Esh Construction and YORhub for their generosity in providing this much needed facility.
The Parish Council is a provider of many sporting and social activities for all age groups throughout most weeks of the year. This is a tremendous addition to the facilities for the local area which is accessible by all those participating in an activity at the site and its local residents.
Although a number of people have already had training in its use, we certainly hope we are not called upon to use this new facility too often. Our thanks also to the local Ambulance Service who organised the necessary training.”
Esh Civils really understands the importance of public access defibrillators in every community and I’m delighted they chose to come on board with my CADEY campaign. Molescroft Pavilion is a hub of social and sporting activity which means this new publicly-accessible defibrillator is incredibly well-placed to save lives.”