This section will include lots of up to date information with regards to defibrillators:-
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Local Businessman funds Public Access Defibrillator at Pittenweem Bowling and Tennis Clubs
Pittenweem Bowling and Tennis clubs were delighted to have a lifesaving Public Access Defibrillator installed at their club last week. The funds for the equipment were donated by local businessman Jamie Morris. He said yesterday “I am delighted to have been able to donate this vital lifesaving equipment although I hope it is never needed!” Gillian Duncan from East Neuk First Responders who have organised the installation said “every second counts when someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the quicker a shock from a defibrillator can be delivered the better the chance of survival. This defibrillator is now available 24/7 to those using the Bowling Green and Tennis Courts but also anyone in the surrounding area.
Defibrillators to be provided at Scottish stations
Thirty four life-saving defibrillators are to be provided at railway stations across Scotland.
The ScotRail Alliance said £54,000 had been invested in the devices from ScotRail’s service quality fund.
The defibrillators, which can be used by anyone without training, are used to give electric shocks to patients who have suffered cardiac arrest.
They will be placed in public areas of the stations and will be available for the entire community to use.
The new defibrillators will be available at all times, even when the station is closed. They will be kept inside distinctive, bright yellow, heated cabinets.
The Scottish Ambulance Service has been provided with full details of the defibrillators so that anyone nearby can be directed to them in the event of an emergency.