26 October 2015 - Don't Forget to #FindTheDefib

Doctor ChristianOur ‘Shoctober’ campaign has had some very high profile attention as the nation’s favourite Doctor; Dr. Christian has shown his support by posing with a defibrillator alongside Chain of Survival Co-ordinator for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), Sara Harris and her daughter, Ellie.

The campaign aims to pinpoint the thousands of hidden defibrillators around the North West which have been installed but not registered on the Trust’s logs. So far, we’ve been alerted to just under 200 defibrillators that were not logged with the Trust.

The campaign has been a huge success with thousands of tweets with the hashtag #FindTheDefib and many people getting involved to send in their selfies and defibrillator locations.

There’s still time to show your support as the campaign will be continuing until the end of the month, #FindTheDefib and send us your selfies, you never know, it could help save a life!

Members of the public, staff, organisations and celebrities have all been asked to take a selfie with a defibrillator they have found and tweet it to @NWAmbulance with the hashtag #FindTheDefib along with the location or alternatively send it to us through the email address, nwasenquiries@nwas.nhs.uk or through our Facebook page.

Get involved and show your support, you may even find your face in the Weekly Regional Bulletin!