Bournemouth Area Defibrillator (BAD) Group
What is the BAD group?
The aim of the group is to provide support, information and friendship to people and their families / friends who have an ICD.
The group is run by a committee of people who have ICDs and their partners. It is also supported by the Arrhythmia Nurse Specialists from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
For more information about the group, click here
Date: Monday 30th October 2017 at 1.30pm
Featuring a talk from the Cardiac Rehabilitation team and the charity that saves lives at sea, the RNLI.
October 2017 Newsletter (please note the date for the skittles evening should read Friday 24th November)
BAD places Defib at Ilford Golf Centre with Arrhythmia Alliance
As an extension of Arrhythmia Alliance's Defibs Save Lives campaign, the BAD group decided to use some of its funds to purchase an AED (automated external defibrillator) for the Iford Golf Centre which is currently where we hold our meetings. This centre was chosen as it has many people who visit and, therefore, will ensure that everyone who attends has access to life saving equipment in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
The BAD group does not receive any funds from the NHS. It, therefore, relies on contributions from people attending our meetings, voluntary donations and monies raised from social events and activities. Money raised is primarily used to pay for the hire of venues and postage of newsletters. However, we also use our funds to support projects and resources that will benefit people with ICDs and raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest .
The BAD group feels privileged that we have been able to make this donation. It is hoped that in the future, the BAD group may be able to extend the level of support it offers and continue to make lifesaving investments in our local communities.
In every organisation there must be a few rules for the guidance of its members. Ours are few and simple:
Members of the BAD group agree to:
- Treat each other with respect to create a forum of honest communication.
- Give people the opportunity to share their point of view with the consideration of others.
- Respect individual confidentiality.
- Not discuss individual medical problems at the meetings.