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£100,000 investment for defibrillators

Local communities across Scotland are to benefit from a £100,000 investment to increase the number of public access defibrillators across Scotland.

The Scottish Government funding will allow the Scottish Ambulance Service to purchase and deploy defibrillators across the country, providing local communities with life saving equipment and training.

The £100,000 scheme will help to fund equipment that has up until now been almost entirely funded through community, charitable or business resources. It costs approximately £3,000 to purchase, fit and install one defibrillator.

Health Secretary Alex Neil was today visiting Aberdeen Health Village where he met ambulance staff and trained first responders who demonstrated the difference a defibrillator can make.

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Defibrillator Links & other information inc advice & training

Read the Scottish Ambulance Service information HERE »

St John Scotland has several initiatives to help provide Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) in locations across Scotland – read more – HERE »

The Sandpiper Trust have supplied & sponsored defibrillators in rural remote areas of Scotland read more HERE »

The Community Heartbeat Trust – The UK’s only official supplier of AED schemes for Telephone Kiosks – plenty of information from the UK’s leading defibrillator charity – read more HERE »

The Defib Store – Defibrillators, cabinets and sponsorship deals and advice – read more HERE »

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