Queen’s Hills estate in Costessey to get its first community defibrillator

A new defibrillator will be fitted onto the West Costessey Hall on the Queen's Hills estate in Coste

A new defibrillator will be fitted onto the West Costessey Hall on the Queen's Hills estate in Costessey . PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Homeowners on a large housing estate will have access to a life-saving defibrillator in a few weeks' time.

Costessey Town Council have agreed to contribute £300 to the equipment costing £1,200 which will be fitted onto the West Costessey Hall on Poethlyn Drive, Queen's Hills.

The remaining £900 will be paid for by Costessey town and district councillor Sharon Blundell, who is behind the defibrillator idea.

Patrick O'Connor, town council chairman, said: 'We are aware of the fact that people can have heart attacks at any time so it is good for a community to have access to a defibrillator for anyone who gets into a problem.

'It costs relatively little money for a defibrillator which can save a life.'


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Queen's Hills, on the edge of Costessey, does not have a community defibrillator.

There are defibrillators at the Costessey Centre on Longwater Lane and New Costessey Co-op on Norwich Road.

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