With the help of a generous subsidy from the Brighton & Hove Hotels Association (BHHA), Nineteen has been able to invest in the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to provide time critical support to any of our guests who might be experiencing cardiac arrhythmias.
Nineteen is proud to be the first Guest House / B&B in Brighton (and one of only a handful of accommodation providers across the whole city) to have a defibrillator. The BHHA recently supported a South East Coast Ambulance Service led initiative to try to encourage hotels to carry defibrillators, by offering a subsidy of roughly 50% of the purchase price.
Nineteen's owner, Mark McCullough, said "We've never had an instance of a guest with chest pains, but if we do in the future I want to be able to provide the best care and support possible with this amazing device." The AED measures the patient's heartbeat to diagnose the life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. If these problems are detected the AED then applies electrical therapy to re-establish an effective rhythm. The speed in which patients with cardiac arrhythmias receive defibrillation massively improves outcomes.