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Friday December 09, 2022

A defibrillator is a life saving device designed to give a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone in cardiac arrest.

Funded by the Parochial Charities, two more defibrillators have been bought and installed in village phone boxes – on Hinton Way and High Green – bringing to eight the total number available in Great Shelford.

Defibrillators with 24×7 public access:

  • – Hinton Way / Chaston Rd junction, in the telephone box
  • – High Green, in the telephone box
  • – Tesco, on the outer wall
  • – Rugby Club, on the outer wall
  • – Fenland Flat Roofing, 9 High Green, in the car park


Defibrillators with restricted access:

  • – Scotsdales – inside at the information desk
  • – Health centre – inside
  • – Rec pavilion – inside


Anyone can use a defibrillator; you don’t need training. Once turned on, it will give clear instructions on how to attach the pads. The device checks the heart rhythm and will only apply a shock if needed. You can’t shock someone accidentally.

A 999 call will direct you to the nearest known device and provide further guidance on use.

Defibrillation; it’s a shocking way to live!

GSVC Trustee Ltd – a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales, company number 14653486, whose registered office is at 18 High Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5EH – is the sole corporate trustee of The Great Shelford Village Charity.   Privacy Policy