A NEW four-year agreement will ensure that people in Warminster can access the defibrillator at the town's Civic Centre.

Warminster town councillors have approved a deal with South Western Ambulance Service Trust NHS Foundation for the defibrillator at cost of £2,160 including Value Added Tax.

The memorandum of understanding means SWAST will continue to supply, service and offer user training for the defibrillator located at the Civic Centre.

Members were advised that the device was well placed within the town and it had been used

over the past four years, including by officers at the Civic Centre when it was required as a precautionary measure.

The defibrillator is used in emergency medical situations to provide life-saving help to someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.

The portable device is easy to use and contains clear step-by-step instructions so anyone can use it, from a bystander to a trained professional.