Fully Automatic Defibrillator

Public Access Defibrillator (PAD)

CPAD AED Defib at Deverell Hall Purbrook

Defibrillator AED - (PAD) Deverell Hall

This page was last updated on: 04 August 2023

Over the last few months, Deverell Hall has been looking at the options of installing a public access Defibrillator (otherwise also known as PAD or CPAD). These defibrillators (AEDs) are for treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

We plan to locate the fully automatic defibrillator on the outside wall at the front of the building in a locked cabinet, which can then be accessed 24/7 by anyone in the vacinity who requires life-saving treatment. On this page we would like to explain more about the project, and ask the local community to help spread the word about this investment.

When will this be installed?

Installation timeline - planning

The equipment has already been purchased and delivered. We will now be inviting electricians to tender for the installation of the cabinet, and carry out electrical connections for the public access Defibrillator.

We are hoping to have these works completed by the end of August 2023.

After the installation of the defib we then need to register the Defibrillator on what is called the "Circuit" and in the event of an emergency, ambulance services will know the precise location and the unlock code for the cabinet.

What type of equipment are we installing?

Automatic AED - Plus locakable cabinet

We have purchased a CPAD and locakble cabinet supplied and sold by St John Ambulance, a trusted organisation which can be depended upon to supply the best and most appropriate equipment. Here are some of the keypoints about the equipment:

  • Defibtech Lifeline AED Fully Automatic Defibrillator with 7 Year Battery Pack;
  • Fully automatic defibrillator (AED) for treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA);
  • For use by whoever is first on the scene of a cardiac arrest - passers-by or trained first aider;
  • Defibsafe 2 External Lockable Cabinet.

The Lifeline AED Fully Automatic Defibrillator with 7 Year Battery Pack can be used by those with no life saving experience when first on the scene of a cardiac arrest through to emergency professionals. The AED will deliver a shock automatically if the AED detects it is necessary. The unit gives simple voice instructions in a calm voice, guiding the rescuer through each step of the rescue while a text display with lights shows the progress.

How to use a Defib Video

This four minute video was made by St John Ambulance who are a volunteer powered, charitable organisation dedicated to the teaching of first aid. They support the NHS, provide medical support at public events and administer engaging youth programmes throughout England.

For further information about St John Ambulance follow the link below:

St John Ambulance

What's Happening

At Deverell Hall in Purbrook we host a wide range of regular groups who use the facilities. Here are just a selection of just a few of them.