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Sheehan backs defibrillator map plan

8 August, 2018 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin health spokesperson Pat Sheehan has backed plans to map the locations of out-of-hospital defibrillators across the north. 

The West Belfast MLA said:

"This innovative project will help improve access to defibrillators across the north and will help to save lives.

“Every minute without CPR or defibrillation reduces a person's chance of surviving a cardiac arrest by around 10 percent so this map will provide great assistance to ambulance services as it will enable them immediate access to the location of defibrillators in their areas.

“It will also give patients the best possible chance of receiving early defibrillation prior to the ambulance services arrival, which is proven to save lives." 

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