Tuesday 15th March 2022

We donate a lifesaving defibrillator in Helensburgh

As part of a joint initiative with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), we are donating potentially life-saving PADs to communities around the UK to help people who suffer from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. 

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Leaving a legacy

During 2019, the BHF worked with Taylor Wimpey to train its employees in CPR skills and provide every one of their building sites in the UK with a defibrillator. As part of its commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in the areas in which it builds, Taylor Wimpey is donating the defibrillators to local communities when their developments are completed. Now that work has finished at its Hermitage Grange development, the local community in Helensburgh are the latest to be gifted a PAD. 
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Giving back to our communities

Deryck Schendel, Regional Health and Safety Advisor for Taylor Wimpey in Scotland, said: “It’s so important to us that we give something back to the communities in which we’re building. Our partnership with the BHF is vitally important in helping to ensure that more defibrillators are available for people who might need them, and we are proud to be able to make this equipment readily accessible in Helensburgh.”

Taylor Wimpey has also committed to ensuring all its defibrillators are registered on The Circuit – the national defibrillator network, which connects defibrillators to NHS ambulance services across the UK, so that in those crucial moments after a cardiac arrest they can be accessed quickly to help save lives.

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