Scout hall defibrillator now operational

Date: 21st Oct 2019 Author: Jane THOMSON

A public defibrillator, installed on the outside wall of the Westhill Scout Hut is now operational.

The equipment has been added as part of a wider project which has seen 16 public defibrillators installed across Westhill and Skene.

The scheme has been organised by a dedicated public access defibrillator (PAD) group and as well as Westhill Scouts, it has been supported by other local groups such as Jog Scotland, Westhill Road Table, Westhill Bike Club and first aid charity St John Scotland.

Early defibrillation can significantly increase the chances of survival for anyone who develops sudden cardiac arrest and so we are delighted to support this project. We hope that the equipment proves life saving in the future.

The Westhill PAD group is running a drop in session at Trinity Church on Saturday 9 November to help people become confident using the devices and raise awareness of CPR.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls