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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02297: Fulton MacGregor (Coatbridge and Chryston)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 20 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on running an awareness campaign to encourage companies and organisations to register their automated external defibrillators.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 28 June 2018

For every minute after an out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest that a person does not receive treatment, the likelihood of survival reduces by 10%.

For that reason, Scotland’s Out Of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy focusses on increasing the number of people who are confident in using CPR, and on increasing the number of Public Access Defibrillators.

We strongly encourage any member of the public, community groups or business to register their Public Access Defibrillator with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The Scottish Ambulance Service actively promotes the Public Access Defibrillator registration website and their Registration to Resuscitation campaign.

To date, 1889 Public Access Defibrillators have been registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service.