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Lifesaving equipment installed at Coliseum Theatre

Coliseum Theatre

A new lifesaving defibrillator unit has been fitted to the exterior of the Coliseum Theatre, for the benefit of the whole community as well as theatre visitors.

Funded by the Council’s Arts Service, the installation took place during National Heart Month, a national awareness campaign in the fight against heart disease and how to look after your heart.

The defibrillator had previously been located inside the Coliseum Theatre and only available for use during opening hours. But in a new casing unit and located on the outside of the premises, it is now available to the whole community.

Councillor Rhys Lewis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Communities, said: “A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, with no warning at all, and when it does every second counts as the consequences could prove fatal.

“Defibrillators are proven to save lives and they are an invaluable addition to any first aid knowledge. Defibrillator units are now located at various locations right across Rhondda Cynon Taf and I am delighted that one has now been fitted to the exterior of the Coliseum Theatre in Aberdare.

“Not only is a defibrillator an important piece of lifesaving equipment than can be used by visitors to the theatre, but it is also available for use to the wider community 24 hours a day, all year around.”