New Life Saving System Installed On Quay

st marys quay from mermaidThe Duchy of Cornwall has purchased a new state-of-the-art defibrillator for St Mary’s quay.

Harbourmaster Dale Clark says it’ll be an invaluable piece of medical equipment, especially with the older age profile of the visitors who use the harbour. That includes a growing number of cruise ship passengers.

The system can be used by anyone without medical or first aid training.

Dale says the system will talk the user through what they need to do, step-by-step, if they encounter someone having a heart attack.

That could give them added confidence to use it in the vital minutes before medical attention arrives.

He says they’ve been considering the purchase for over a year now and the system wasn’t cheap.

But if it helps save someone then it’s worth it, says Dale.

It’ll be positioned at the entrance to the waiting room on the quay, which is accessible 24 hours a day.