Defibrillators: North West

Department of Health written question – answered on 22nd March 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate has been made of the number of public-access defibrillators in (a) Pendle, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not hold figures on this. However, the British Heart Foundation was awarded £1 million by the Department in both 2015/16 and 2016/17 to invest in public access defibrillators.

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention is supporting the British Heart Foundation in its work to identify the location of public access defibrillators. The aim is to establish a national database and to make this available to ambulance services.

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