Sunday, 3 March 2024
Sunday, 3 March 2024

London Hearts leads the way with defibrillator initiative for UK communities

LONDON Hearts is the leading heart defibrillator charity in the UK, dedicated to helping and supporting communities with the provision of life-saving heart defibrillators and teaching CPR/Defibrillator skills.

With over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring across the country each year, it is crucial to have access to defibrillators, which are the only devices that can help when someone experiences a cardiac arrest.

Sadly, less than one in ten people survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK. However, by delivering effective and speedy treatment, survival rates can be raised from 4% to 70%. This requires the use of CPR (chest compressions) and a defibrillator.

London Hearts is committed to making this life-saving equipment more affordable for communities and organisations throughout the country.

By providing charity grant funding, London Hearts ensures that individuals, businesses, communities, sports clubs, schools and charities of all sizes can apply to receive part funding to assist in getting a defibrillator. Typically costing between £1,500 and £2,000, for a public access defibrillator, defibrillators can be a financial barrier for many, but with London Hearts’ support, this obstacle is removed.  We appreciate this may seem like a big investment but you really can’t put a price on a life.

To date, London Hearts has already provided over 25,000 defibrillators to communities across the UK. The charity’s experienced team is available to offer their expertise and tailored solutions for defibrillator projects. Whether you’re an individual, charity or a multi-site corporation, partnering with London Hearts can not only help save lives but also benefit your brand.

As a result of our defibrillators being in situ, we know of 69 lives that have been saved, the latest being at the Old King’s Arms Pub in July after only being in situ for 3 months

London Hearts’ mission is to ensure that no one is ever further than 100 metres away from a defibrillator. The chance of Survival decreases 10% per minute after a cardiac arrest. By working together, we can make this vision a reality and create a powerful line of defence against cardiac arrest.

You don’t have to be a fireman to use a fire extinguisher and you don’t have to be a medic to use a defibrillator.

For more information on how to apply for charity grant funding or to learn about London Hearts’ initiatives, visit their website at: londonhearts.org.

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