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Health / Help us compile full list of local defibrillators

SHETLAND News is looking to develop an interactive online map of all publicly accessible defibrillators in the isles – and we need your help to give us a more complete picture.

The subject of defibrillators was brought into sharp focus again after Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest whilst playing a Euro 2020 game at the weekend.

Medics managed to revive the Inter Milan player, and he is recovering in hospital.

The defibrillator at the Gulberwick Hall. Photo: Shetland News

Defibrillators can be used to provide assistance to anyone who is suffering from a cardiac arrest. They can monitor the heart rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electric shock to the heart, which is the most effective treatment for a cardiac arrest.

Shetland has a number of public defibrillators dotted around the isles and Shetland News is keen to create an interactive online map showing the locations of all.

First we intend to publish a list of defibrillators before developing the map.

Feel free to get in touch via news@shetnews.co.uk, social media or 01806 577 332 to tell us where defibrillators are located around Shetland.

We know there is already information out there about location of many of Shetland’s defibrillators, but we are looking to provide a complete picture and not miss any out.

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