• Carers reacted when Llanelli resident began choking on their breakfast

    At at time where there doesn’t appear to be a huge amount of good news we are once again pleased to say Dechoker has been used to save another life in a choking emergency.

    Earlier this week carers at the Ashley Court care home in Llanelli were unable to deliver Basic Life Support and thankfully were able to call on their training and Dechoker for help.

    The resident who is in their 80’s was eating their breakfast when the incident happened. And, after being checked over as a precaution, were able to remain in their care home and avoid the need for admission to hospital.

    A study by an NHS Trust on the use of Dechoker in UK care and nursing homes  has demonstrated just how effective it is in a choking emergency.

    A free replacement Dechoker device to replace the one used was delivered the following day as is our standard procedure.