PENARTH Town Council has installed a public access defibrillator at West House.

This allows 24-hour access to a potentially life-saving defibrillator. These units can be used to help resuscitate someone in cardiac arrest and increases the chances of survival from three per cent to 47 per cent.

The unit is identifiable as a bright yellow box on the front façade of West House and glows in the dark.

The Welsh Hearts charity donated a defibrillator to Penarth Town Council in 2015, when it was kept at The Paget Rooms. By installing the facility at West House, access is available for all the public, around the clock.

Welsh Hearts is a Cardiff-based charity, which works nationwide towards the prevention and management of heart disease in Wales, including funding the provision of defibrillators and emergency lifesaving equipment throughout the country.