bdht has made further investments into the local community with two new defibrillators for Bromsgrove residents in an effort to help manage cardiac arrest and save lives.
One of the defibrillators will be available just outside bdht’s offices at Buntsford Court, while the other is a mobile unit that will be dispatched across Bromsgrove.
The two units will be accessible at any time, are easy to use and equipped with safety features that ensure the equipment is not only useful but also safe from accidental discharge by those who may not be familiar with them.
bdht employees have also undergone first aid and equipment management training in order to be able to provide this potentially life-saving service.
Mike Brown, Chief Executive at bdht, comments: “At bdht, we recognise the importance of offering this as a crucial first response that could increase a person’s chance of survival from cardiac arrest.
“The availability of public defibrillators has become increasingly important, given the rise in the number of people suffering from this life-threatening disease in Bromsgrove each year. Beyond providing affordable housing for all, I am pleased that we are able to expand our contributions to the community through this initiative.”
For more information please contact bdht at www.bdht.co.uk or call freephone 0800 085 0160.
Notes to editors
bdht is a registered provider of social housing, serving the district of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas. Formed in March 2004, bdht is the largest provider of affordable housing in the district and the second largest employer, now owning or managing one in ten properties in Bromsgrove.
With a total of 3,874 properties in its portfolio, bdht has a stock investment value of £456m.
Not only does bdht provide housing, but it also aims to improve the communities in which it is based, working closely with partners, such as the council, police and residents, to provide secure and comfortable accommodation, and safe and happy neighbourhoods.
In addition bdht undertakes a wide range of activities under contract to others including homelessness, supporting people, extra care and general estate management.