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.