St John and the Ciy Defibrillator Project

  • Public Access Defibrillators

    Raising funds to provide Publicly accessible Automatic Emergency Defibrillators

  • Public Access Defibrillators

    For use by First Responders - not just ambulance personnel

  • Public Access Defibrillators

    Available for use by the public in accessible locations around the city.

  • Public Access Defibrillators

    Dramatically improve the chances for cardiac arrest survival by using one of our Automated Emergency Defibrillators. No experience is required.

  • Public Access Defibrillators

    Located around the city, St John Edinburgh and the City Council host and maintain these public-use defibrillators.

  • Public Access Defibrillators

    First Responders using an Automated Emergency Defibrillator can dramatically increase the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest.

Defibrillator Target

Waverley Station: 4

The St John and the City Defibrillator Project aims to provide 20 40* PAAEDs around Edinburgh by the end of 2017.

*Following the support offered at the launch of the project, the initial target of 20 defibrillators has been doubled to 40.

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Why use a Defibrillator?

Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a significant healthcare challenge in Scotland.  Approximately 3,500 people undergo attempted resuscitation each year after OHCA, but currently only around 1 in 20 survive to hospital discharge.
Defibrillation works in synergy with CPR, and is most effective the earlier it is performed.  Delivering a defibrillatory electrical shock to the heart within 3-5 minutes of collapse can produce survival rates as high as 75%.

(Source: Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, A Strategy for Scotland.  The Scottish Government, March 2015)