Access to CPR and defibrillators

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Access to CPR and defibrillators

Information on providing CPR in an emergency situation and how to access defibrillators across the county.

What is CPR?

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It combines chest compressions and rescue breaths to give a person the best chance of survival following a cardiac arrest. Watch the video below and follow the link to learn more about this.

How to do CPR on an adult (St John's Ambulance)

CPR training and resources

What is a defibrillator?

A defibrillator is a device that when utilised gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of an individual who is in cardiac arrest. This action is called defibrillation, and it plays an essential role in trying to save the life of someone who is having a heart attack. A defibrillator may also be called an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or a PAD (Publicly Available Defib). Watch the video below and follow the link to learn more about this.

How and when to use a defibrillator (British Heart Foundation)

Where is my nearest defibrillator?

In case of emergency, always ring 999 as they will direct you to the nearest defibrillator.

Defib finder

AED locations (Heart Safe)

Please note that these links will not be the most up to date record, will not list all defibrillators, and that not all are available to the public 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Getting a defibrillator

How to get or install a defibrillator in a place or for your organisation.

Guidance for schools (Department for Education)

Guidance for organisations

The National Lottery Community Fund has also awarded grants for AEDs.

The British Heart Foundation has set out information about part funding awards for public access defibrillators and training kits. Subject to eligibility, funding is available for non-commercial organisations who will provide unrestricted access to the PAD to members of the public.

Apply for a part funded Public Access Defibrillator (British Heart Foundation)

The Premier League Defibrillator Fund is supported by the Football Foundation, the FA and Sport England, and aims to support the installation of AEDs and external storage cabinets at thousands of grassroots football facilities who do not currently have an easily accessible device on site.

Public Health Funding

A limited amount of Public Health funding is available to support organisations to obtain a defibrillator. This is subject to certain criteria based on current distribution of defibrillators in areas of highest need.

Normally, we will only fund defibrillators where funding has been sought elsewhere first and not been successful, and if your defibrillator will be publicly accessible.

Please complete an enquiry form to start a conversation.

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