Trust delivers on 1,000 defibrillators scheme

The huge project to improve the life-saving capabilities of communities across the region has been hailed a success, with 1,000 defibrillators delivered in the east of England over the last three months.

The project, which was launched in January, has seen the defibrillators being handed over to a host of organisations and businesses, including village halls, shops, sports clubs, pubs, tourist attractions, schools, hotels, and libraries.

Of the 1,000, 263 have been delivered in Norfolk, 195 in Essex, 180 in Suffolk, 175 in Cambridgeshire, 94 in Hertfordshire and 93 in Bedfordshire.

Chief Executive Anthony Marsh said: “I’m really proud that we have managed to deliver 1,000 defibrillators to key locations in our communities in under three months. This project will undoubtedly save lives now and for many years to come."

Now work will start on training the staff and first-aiders that have received a defib on how to use it in case they are ever called into action.

The Trust has launched a new campaign, Their Life, Your Hands, to help take the fear out of using a defibrillator. For more information and to view the campaign video, visit our website.

Published 9th April 2015 

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