A defibrillator has been installed in Allendale Community Centre in Wimborne for public use in an emergency.
It has been funded by Wimborne Rotary, private donors and grants from East Dorset District Councillors David Morgan and David Packer.
The defibrillator, supplied by the Community Heartbeat Trust, is prominently located outside and near the front door of the centre in Hanham Road.
After a recent Rotary meeting at the Allendale, there was an informal launch of the unit by Cllr David Morgan and Rotary president Sue Young, with Rotarian John Purchase also in attendance.
Commenting on the availability of the new unit, Cllr Morgan said: “I am delighted to support the installation of this unit from my ward budget as it provides a very useful community facility.”
If needed in an emergency, the unit carries full instructions for its use and once opened it delivers verbal instructions to the user to ensure the maximum benefit for the patient and the safety of those operating the unit.