The Bloomfield Bulletin
Happy Hearts at Bloomfield
Every year in Ireland many people suffer a cardiac arrest caused by arrhythmias in the heart due to uncoordinated electrical impulses. These electrical impulses can be corrected with the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) which delivers a shock to the heart to try and correct these arrhythmias. Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa are pleased to announce that they have installed a Defibrillator on their premises. This is a portable electronic device that applies electricity allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm in the event of a cardiac arrest. The hotel have installed the life saving device not only to protect their guests but also for their employees who spend even more time at the hotel.
“We have taken action into ensuring the safety of our employees and guests by installing a defibrillator within our premises. Considering our location, ambulance response times and although we are only a short distance from town, we want our guests and staff to have the confidence that the life-saving equipment is available if required in the event of an emergency” explained Oliver Gaffey, Sales & Marketing Manager.
Sadly, everyone is at risk of suffering a cardiac arrest, from young children to the elderly. They are often triggered by an underlying heart condition which can be unknown; however they can occur without warning from something as simple as suffering a blow to the chest.
One of the most important factors in the survial of cardiac arrest is the early use of a defibrillator. For every minute a casualty is in cardiac arrest without treatment, chances of survival decrease. Should a cardiac arrest occur on the hotel grounds, this move by the hotel will ensure a defibrillator will be at the scene and the victim can be analysed within minutes of collapse.
Mr. Gaffey went on to say “The safety of our staff and guests is top priority but we would like to make the local community here in Lynn and Belvedere aware of our AED and should an emergency occur please do not hesitate to ask for our assistance.”
Pictured below are members of the Bloomfield Team receiveing their certs from trainer Breda Ward having succesfully completed their AED training.
Thursday 5th July was an extra special day as we helped a fabulous lady celebrate an extra special birthday! A very Happy Birthday to our Director, Liz. Lots of love from all your Bloomfield family. Enjoy all your well deserved celebrations!