Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (Secondary Schools)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 6 June 2013.

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Photo of Siobhan McMahon Siobhan McMahon Labour

I thank the cabinet secretary for that answer, and I agree that training is required, as was highlighted in last Wednesday’s debate.

However, the cabinet secretary will be aware that emergency situations are time critical and that every minute that passes without defibrillation reduces a person’s chance of survival by 10 per cent. Will the Scottish Government therefore take the lead in encouraging other local authorities across Scotland to install AEDs in all their secondary schools?