Leading holiday park operator, Morris Leisure, has just installed life-saving defibrillators at all of its holiday parks.

The company owns six parks across Shropshire and the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, catering to all types of holiday caravans, touring caravans, motorhomes and other vehicles. The company also offers a wide range of static caravans and lodges for sale at its tranquil, countryside locations.

With a view to helping both park visitors and members of the wider local communities, Morris Leisure has installed the defibrillators to ensure the best chance of survival in the event of a cardiac arrest, when every second really does counts.

The defibrillators were supplied to the Shrewsbury-based company by London Hearts (www.londonhearts.org) which helps fund Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) in communities across the UK.

Paul Perry, Morris Leisure’s facilities manager, explained: ‘When someone has a cardiac arrest, timely intervention is the key to survival. By making more defibrillators available, the better the chance of survival for a cardiac arrest victim.With the effective and speedy delivery of treatment, survival can be raised to 70 per cent, but this requires CPR chest compressions and the use of a defibrillator. The chance of survival decreases by ten per cent per minute after a cardiac arrest, so the faster help can be given the better the outcome.’