Emergency defibrillator installed in Henleaze

July 30 2019

Recent local emergencies have highlighted the need for more awareness of the defibrillator installed outside Henleaze United Reformed Church and opposite the St Peter’s Hospice shop entrance in Waterford Road.

It’s sited in an external cabinet on the left wall next to the door to the administrator’s office, is fully operational and ready for use. The device can give a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is having a heart attack.
If you have an emergency situation, ask someone to go to the defibrillator and call 999. The cabinet is accessed by a code which the Ambulance Service will provide and they will guide you through the process of what to do.
You do not need any training to use the equipment as the associated sound system will tell you if you are applying heart compression correctly.