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Defibrillators in Harpenden and Redbourn

In Harpenden and the surrounding villages we have a number of defibrillators. The present map has been compiled to facilitate finding a local defibrillator in an emergency. It is imperfect and will need updating - but additions and corrections can readily be made and will be helped by your input. Please let us know of necessary amendments on

Data shows that heart and circulatory diseases cause a quarter of all deaths in the UK - an average of 460 deaths each day or one such event every 3 minutes: the survival out of hospital is less than 1 in 10 (1). That dismal statistic can be improved by life-support training - as was dramatically seen in the cases of footballers Christian Eriksen and Fabrice Muamba – and the use of a defibrillator within 3-5 minutes of a cardiac arrest increases the chance of survival by over 40% (2). As a result the government plans to install debrillators in all schools and higher education establishments as part of a programme to teach resuscitation (3).

(1) Facts and figures - Information for journalists – BHF


(3) Every school will have a life-saving defibrillator by 22/23 -

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