A new £1m fund could help install around 1,000 more defibrillators across England, the government has said.
This is part of the government’s effort to support the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Officials said the funds will be invested through an undisclosed independent partner who will manage the approval process.
Selected applicants must either fully or partially fund the funding received, which the government says could potentially double the number defibrillators further added.
They will also be asked to demonstrate that the devices will be placed in the most needy and high-traffic areas, such as: B. in local shops, post offices and parks
The Ministry of Health finances the purchase but not the maintenance defibrillators.
Health Secretary Steve Barclay said: “I have heard extraordinary stories of ordinary people being kept alive thanks to the swift action of a defibrillator on the soccer field, in the gym or in their community.
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“We need to ensure that these life-saving devices are more easily accessible, with our new £1million fund expected to place around 1,000 new devices defibrillators in parishes across England.”
dr Charmaine Griffiths, Executive Director of the British Heart Foundation, welcomed the programme.
She said: “Every minute without CPR or defibrillation a person’s chances of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest decreases by 10%, so we welcome this move to improve access defibrillators in parishes across England.
“We call upon anyone who cares for you defibrillator in their community, workplace or sports club to ensure it is registered on The Circuit so emergency services know where it is in the event of an emergency.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/23217397.extra-1-000-defibrillators-installed-across-england/?ref=rss An additional 1,000 defibrillators could be installed across England