A LIFESAVING piece of equipment has been installed at a Wirral pub in memory of two regulars.

The defibrillator, installed at the Irby Mill is in honour of Dave Small and Andy Stephenson, who passed away last year.

The portable device can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest.

This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose conscious almost at once.

Wirral Globe:

The defibrillator on wall of Irby Mill pub

A Facebook post from the pub read: "Well, amid the doom and gloom of lockdown we have some very exciting news here at the Mill ... our brand new defibrillator has been installed.

"We couldn't be happier to see it in place and we have a lot of people to thank for making this possible.

"So a massive thank you to our wonderful regulars and neighbours that have donated towards this, to London Hearts who donated and helped us organise it and to Paul Aldis from Star Pubs for a donation.

"A massive thank you to Dave Molley who was responsible for organising it all.

"Without any of you it wouldn’t have been possible and it has been amazing to see everyone come together."