THREE life-saving pieces of equipment have been installed by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT in Moreton.

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown was at the event last Friday to launch the defibrillators near the clock tower in the town centre thanks to Moreton Hospital League of Friends, outside Budgens supermarket, and the latest on platform one at the railway station.

It is also hoped a further two, one at the Cotswold Business Village, London Road, and at the library, in Stow Road, can be installed at a later date.

Mr Clifton-Brown said: "I was pleased to launch three defibrillators at various locations in Moreton which will play an important part in ensuring that people get the care they need in rural areas.

"These defibrillators will certainly save lives and provide patients with the best chance of survival.”

The first few minutes of a cardiac arrest are absolutely crucial so having this life-saving equipment available, while the ambulance is en route, gives the patient the best possible chance of survival.

Mr Clifton-Brown was also able to look around one of the Trust’s new rapid-response vehicles and met Fire co-responder Alistair Wheatcroft who responds to emergencies within his local community on behalf of the ambulance service.