Lifesaving defibrillator in Brixton McDonald’s

Brixton McDonald’s is now home to a potentially lifesaving community public access defibrillator.

Installed by franchisee Terry Eagle, it could help save a life if someone nearby suffers a cardiac arrest.

The unit is available to the public and all emergency services 24 hours a day.

All McDonald’s managers are trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Terry Eagle, who will be installing more defibrillators in the seven restaurants he owns across South London, said: “We’ve been considering installing a defibrillator for some time, and as the economy has reopened and the night life scene is back to being busy, we decided this should be installed.

“We hope it’s never used. However, if it is used and saves a life, it will be money well spent.

“Being a community hub, it’s already received a lot of positive attention and created awareness – no one could say where there is another one in the town.

“We want to ensure that our community can rely on us.”