Jersey now has 131 defibrillators across the island and is one of the most HeartSafe® places to be in the British Isles. The 16 latest defibrillators have been installed in Parish Halls and Community Centres across the island as well as in various locations in St Helier such as Jersey Arts Centre and Cheshire Homes.
In 2011 the 100th defibrillator was donated to the Jersey Scout Association. Pictured below is Island Commissioner Helen Woolsey receiving the donated defibrillator from Nigel Truscott, Deputy Commander of St John Ambulance in Jersey, outside The Scout Centre in St Ouen, Jersey.
Helen said "This is a wonderful donation that will be located at the Jersey Scout Centre on the Five Mile Road. We are pleased to be able to support the community, giving coverage in this part of Jersey and increasing awareness of our members and visitors about the improtance of defibrillators in saving lives."
Pictured below is our map of Jersey - the hearts show the location of each of the defibrillators - click here to see the map in more detail.
Since 2001, St John Ambulance in Jersey has worked with local businesses and communities to install life-saving equipment across the island. As a result there are now 131 public access defibrillators on the island of Jersey in banks, shops, colleges and other public places such as hotels, Jersey Harbour, Elizabeth Castle – to name but a few. The St John Ambulance team in Jersey has trained hundreds of local people in how and when to use a defibrillator and there have been several occasions when the devices have been used to save a life.