Sainsbury’s new manager, Simon Cross is pleased to announce that the supermarket’s powers that be have updated their policies on the use of public defibrillators.The giant company has bought 100 pieces for install in 100 branches across the UK and they are now installed and working. Unlike the original purchase, these units are kept inside the front door and are low maintenance and do not require a permanent mains connection.
Mr. Cross stated to Spotted in Ely, “We want to put the past and the past and move on and we hope this is a start of that process”.
The store on Lisle Lane found themselves in hot water with local people after funds were raised to house a lifesaving unit but it was rejected after the defibrillator was bought as health & safety concerns were brought into question. That unit is now housed at The Paradise Swimming Pool.
The month-long campaign to raise enough money to buy and install a unit was run by Ely Community First Responders.