Red alert as holiday park puts medical lifeline on call

Henry Wild says the park’s new defibrillator could greatly increase the life chances of a heart attack victim

AN ICONIC red phone box is now home to an initiative by its family owners.

Moss Wood in Cockerham near Lancaster has fully restor.

In the event of an emergency in the local community or on the park, the unit could greatly increase the chances of survival for someone suffering cardiac arrest.

With the park’s hideaway location deep in the countryside, says Moss Wood’s Henry Wild, the defibrillato a victim.

An interpreted nature trail on the park draws young and old alike

The equipment delivers an electric pulse through the victim’s chest to be effective if used immediately after an attack.

Henry says the advanced and fully automatic model installed provides simple audio instructions which allow their use even by those with no medical experience.

The defibrillato the park team and selected holiday guests.

Moss Wood has been owned by the Wild family for over 40 years, and provides pitches for to own.

But the peaceful countryside setting, says Henry, doesn’t mean that the park is immune from the risk of medical emergencies arising:

“Having a defibrillato hand could make a crucial difference, and especially in summer when travelling times are lengthened by extra traffic,” says Henry.

“The equipment is, of course, something which we hope will never be needed – but we are mindful of its life-saving potential, especially in a remote rural area.

“Sudden cardiac arrest is a major killer in Britain, and a close-at-hand defibrillator on the park could dramatically increase a person’s life chances,” he added.

Henry arranged for the to make its presence more prominent.

Built from 1926 onwards, the boxes have been voted as one of Britain’s top 10 design icons along with the Spitfire fighter plane, the London tube map, Concorde and the Routemaster bus.

There is more information about Moss Wood on its website at

Set deep in the Lancashire countryside, the park could now save vital minutes if a medical emergency arises