A defibrillator may also be referred to as a defib, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or a PAD (Public Access Defibrillator). Statistics show that if a defibrillator is used on a patient within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, they have a 60-70 percent chance of making a full recovery.
When a 999 call is received for someone we believe may be in cardiac arrest, we can check in seconds if there is one local to the address of the emergency.
It was back in August 2018 when Aidan decided that he wanted to fundraise to purchase a community defibrillator for his local area. Aidan had meetings with one of our community resuscitation officers to get some advice on the most suitable defibrillator for his community, and quickly raised funds for the defibrillator. The fundraising continued and three years on, Aidan has been able to purchase twenty-two community defibrillators available to his local village. An amazing achievement. Several of Aidan’s community defibrillators have been accessed following calls to 999 which shows they are vital pieces of life-saving equipment for his community.
The Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on Aidan’s fundraising, meaning he had to cancel his events planned during 2020/21, but he managed to continue his efforts by setting up fundraising online.
David McNally, Community Resuscitation manager said: “Aidan’s efforts are absolutely amazing, and despite his own challenges, he has made a huge difference to his community, that is well equipped to help save a life. His achievements cannot be underestimated, well done Aidan.”
If you already have a defibrillator and would like to register it, complete this form: www.thecircuit.uk
If you have a query regarding fefibrillator registration, please contact email@example.com