Ambulance service registers 500th community defibrillator

Part funded by the North East Ambulance Service Charitable Fund, the 500th community defibrillator is now located on the outside of the Gleneagles Centre to help save lives of those in cardiac arrest. A community defibrillator offers lifesaving treatment to someone in cardiac arrest and increases a patient’s chance of survival if there is access to one. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops and a defibrillator is needed to restart the heart. As well as being a community centre that is open to all ...