Kingswells Defibrillators and Training

Kingswells Defibrillators and Training

Kingswells Community Council and the Community Centre are working to expand upon the work already started by the British Heart Foundation in creating a Nation of Lifesavers.

We will be working towards providing defibrillators around the village. We will also arrange training for any member of the public who is interested in joining the project.

Nation of Lifesavers

In the UK, thousands of people die every year following a cardiac arrest in their home. We want continue the initiative started by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to cut that number by contributing to a ‘Nation of Lifesavers’. 

Too many lives are lost needlessly because people don’t have the basic CPR skills.

Simon Gillespie
BHF Chief Executive

The BHF project could save up to 5,000 lives a year and challenges the perception that most cardiac arrests, where the heart stops pumping, happen in public places. In fact, 80 percent of the 30,000 annual out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the home – often in front of families and loved ones.

Creating a Nation of Lifesavers

Less than one in ten people survive a cardiac arrest. This is partly because people do not have the skills or confidence to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In some cases, performing CPR will double a person’s chance of survival.

Kingswells Community Defibrillators

We plan to have a number of training sessions in the near future, but want to identify people who are interested in adding to their skills and want be able to assist in an emergency situation, if one arises.

Why YOU should provide CPR
and use a defibrillator in an emergency.

Next Steps

The first publicly accessible defibrillator has now been installed at the chemist in Kingswells. We have completed the first training session for 12 residents, and we are actively collecting contact details for people who are interested in joining the project.

If you think you will be interested in training, or want further information then please fill out the contact form. Please indicate whether you are interested in morning, afternoon or evening training session.