Unused phone boxes are transformed into life saving defibrillators


Rushden Town Council has announced two phone boxes in the town have been transformed into life saving defibrillators.

The new defibrillators have been installed inside unused phone boxes, one in Haddon Close, off Barnwell Drive and another in Upper Queen Street, opposite the Premier shop.

Defibrillators are medical devices that help and support a rescue for a patient in cardiac arrest, working to restore their heart rhythm before emergency services arrive and improving the patient’s survival rate.

The town council has also installed defibrillators at Hall Park, Spencer Park Pavilion, Jubilee Park Pavilion.

The potentially life-saving defibrillators have been funded by Rushden Town Council, along with contributions from the East Northamptonshire Council’s ‘Councillor Empowerment Fund,’ and a kind donation of £100 from the Independent Wesleyan Church.