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Council investment in Defibrillators
The Council has invested approximately £50,000 in providing Automated External Defibrillators, portable electronic devices, in many of its facilities across the district; this includes council offices, recycling centres, leisure and arts centres and community centres.
- The Defribrillators is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use medical device that can analyse the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
- There have been 45 defibrillators provided across the district, 28 of which are available to the public 24/7 while the other 17 units are available to the public when the site is open.
- All the defribillators have been registered with the NIAS (Northern Ireland Ambulance Service) therefore if anyone should telephone 999 seeking assistance the NIAS has the potential to direct them to the nearest AED.