Four new Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) are now operational across the Island of Guernsey.
Pictured are Gerry Le Roy of the Cardiac Action Group (CAG), Guernsey Electricity’s Health and Safety advisor John Tostevin and the CAG’s Mike Froome with the new PAD which has been installed at Morrisons at L’Islet.
Guernsey Electricity covered the cost of the electrical installations and also fitted the defibrillator boxes, that were provided by Maersk Drilling, free of charge. The other new 24 hour PAD sites, which were also installed by Guernsey Electricity, can be found at St Pierre du Bois Arrowsmith Marlowe Dry Cleaners, Elizabeth College and at St John Church Hall, Les Amballes.
Mike Froome, CAG Community Resuscitation Development Officer, is responsible for providing free CPR & AED training and supporting the PAD sites and their guardians. Morrisons store manager Robin Gilbey will be guardian for the L’Islet site.
CAG’s Gerry Le Roy said: “We are extremely grateful to all the companies and people who have made the installation of these new PADs a reality. There are now over 50 public defibrillators across the Island and the Guernsey public will be safer with a further four accessible 24 hours a day”.