Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club in Derbyshire has launched a Cardiac Arrest Response Strategy which aims to encourage immediate first aid, in the form of CPR, and speedy access to a defibrillator to anyone suffering from a cardiac arrest whilst on its golf course.
On every tee there is a sign giving clear instructions on what to do in case of cardiac arrest. There is a designated telephone number to ring to alert staff in the clubhouse to deliver the defibrillator, without delay, to the patient no matter where they are on the course.
To support the CARS initiative each tee uses the ‘What 3 Words’ app to provide a specific, precise location to the emergency services.
The initiative is being supported by Chapel Golf Club’s local MP Robert Largan, who recently visited the club to see it for himself. Mr Largan said: “This is such a simple yet fantastic idea. It’s a really pro-active scheme, offering practical help that could save lives. It would be great to see other golf clubs doing the same. I am happy to support this great initiative.”
James Hornby, Operational Support Manager at East Midlands Ambulance Service, who also visited the club, added: “This is a great idea. We need to raise awareness with the public and golfers about the importance and effectiveness of CPR and using a defibrillator. In cardiac arrest, speed of response is key. I love the use of ‘What 3 Words’ too, as this will be a massive help to us to be able to pinpoint the exact location of the patient. The golf course is spread over a vast area and getting to the precise location as quickly as possible will make a huge difference.”
To find out more about Chapel’s GC Cardiac Arrest Response Strategy, contact David Higginbottom on 07825 225568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.