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Guernsey "made safer" by new defibrillators


Tuesday 27 October 2020

Guernsey "made safer" by new defibrillators

Four new Public Access Defibrillators have been installed across the island, with the costs covered by Guernsey Electricity and boxes provided free of charge by Maersk Drilling.

The new devices can be found at the Morrisons at L’Islet, Arrowsmith Marlowe Dry Cleaners in St Peter's, Elizabeth College and St John Church Hall.

The PADs can be used by members of the public in times of need. When an islander dials 999 for a cardiac arrest, they will be given a code to access the nearest device if necessary, and the PAD will provide audio prompts to guide users through the process.

No training is required to use the defibrillators, but the Cardiac Action Group offers a course on their operation and how to perform CPR, which it recommends all islanders attend.

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Pictured: A public access defibrillator.

Mike Froome, CAG Community Resuscitation Development Officer, will be providing this training free of charge to the PAD sites and their guardians.

“We are extremely grateful to all the companies and people who have made the installation of these new PADs a reality,” said Gerry Le Roy of the CAG. “There are now over 50 public defibrillators across the island, and the Guernsey public will be safer with a further four accessible 24 hours a day.”

Click HERE to find out more about the Public Access Defibrillators and what to do if you need one.

Pictured Top: Gerry Le Roy of the CAG, John Toastevin, Health and Safety Advisor for Guernsey Electricity, and Mike Froom of the CAG, with the new PAD installed at L'Islet.

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