St John Scotland Public Access Defibrillators
St John Scotland’s Defibrillator Project gives community groups, companies and organisations the opportunity to part-fund a public access defibrillator and heated outdoor box.
While St John Scotland funds approximately 25% of the defibrillator costs, groups, companies and organisations agree to fundraise towards the remaining amount. The money provided by the recipient of the defibrillator can be submitted as a lump sum, in the form of a one-off donation, or through fundraising activities.
St John and the City
Our Edinburgh committee run the St John and the City Public Access Defibrillator Project. The project was launched on August 31 2016 by the Past Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, at a Civic Reception in the City Chambers.
St John and the City initially aimed to deploy twenty Public Access Defibrillators in the first year, but has since gone on to place over 123 life-saving machines across Edinburgh, including one on each of Edinburgh’s trams. In the past twelve months, five of the defibrillators installed under the scheme have been successfully deployed, saving four people who had suffered from cardiac arrest
The framework underpinning the St John and the City project is key to its success. It creates local partnerships with three key groups of participants: Donors, Hosts and Guardians. Businesses, voluntary organisations, civic institutions and individuals – known as Donors – provide funding for the defibrillators.
If you are interested in finding out more about the St John and the City Public Access Defibrillator Project, visit http://stjohnandthecity.org.uk/