A defibrillator has been installed in the Therapy Rooms in St Andrew’s Lane by Pelham House in Lewes.
It was donated in memory of Lou Jones, who died suddenly at the age of 20 in February 2008.
A defibrillator helps to restart people’s hearts if they suffer a cardiac arrest.
“We are hoping that it will never get used, but in case of a cardiac arrest happening in the vicinity of St Andrew’s Lane or nearby White Hart Hotel, the public of Lewes now has a defibrillator close by,” said chiropractor Helle Henriksen.
“We are very proud to be in possession of this life-saving equipment, and are grateful to Lou’s father Jeff Harland-Jones who offered it to us.”
The staff in The Therapy Rooms have been trained in the use of the device as part of a first aid course. The defibrillator is portable, so can be taken to emergencies. Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of surviving a heart attack by 10 per cent.