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Two heartbeats, one purpose: Martek Lifecare partners with Community Heartbeat Trust to increase the chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest

Published on 29th April 2024

UK-based defibrillator distributor, Martek Lifecare, has today announced a partnership with charity, The Community Heartbeat Trust, who supports communities in the correct provision of defibrillators.  

This strategic partnership will focus on key defibrillator projects where the combination of Community Heartbeat Trust’s long-term support and Martek Lifecare’s life-saving technology will facilitate the businesses combined dreams of increasing the chances of surviving sudden cardiac arrest.   
This is not the first time that Martek Lifecare and Community Heartbeat Trust have worked together. The relationship goes back many years and in 2015 they worked together on a substantial rollout of Lifeline VIEW defibrillators for the Club Cricket Charity in association with the English Cricket Board. To date, this initiative has placed more than 780 defibrillators in amateur cricket clubs across the UK.  

Today’s announcement renews both organisations’ commitment to the same cause and means that there is further support for communities and businesses across the UK to acquire life-saving defibrillators. This partnership is supported by US-based company Defibtech who manufactures the Lifeline range of defibrillators that is exclusively distributed to the UK by Martek Lifecare and the Lifeline VIEW which is the preferred unit of the Community Heartbeat Trust.

Defibrillators, supported by a full package of support including training, are essential parts to the Chain of Survival. We feel it is important communities have a fully supported package to make sure these lifesaving devices are there now, and into the future. This support from Martek and Defibtech will allow us to open up additional areas of particular need, such as areas of deprivation, where survival is at its lowest.

Martin Fagan, National Secretary at The Community Heartbeat Trust

“Spreading accessibility to defibrillators across the country and ensuring safer communities is our primary objective. Partnering with Community Heartbeat Trust enables us to further spread the word about cardiac emergency preparedness in communities, whilst also supporting these communities long-term.”

Rob Higgie, Sales Manager at Martek Lifecare

Rob Higgie

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Rob Higgie - Regional Sales Manager

Rob Higgie, Regional Sales Manager at Martek Lifecare, is an experienced community first responder with 11 years of experience in the field, and as of January 2023, he’s attended 86 cardiac arrests, resulting in 28 ROSCs (return of spontaneous circulation).

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