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New Defibrillator for Portree

A class of ex-pupils who went to Portree High School ( The 59ers ) have used funds raised at their school reunion to purchase a decommissioned BT telephone box in Portree. They have used it to house a Public Access Defibrillator and with the help of local volunteers are refurbishing it and tidying up the immediate surroundings. Another fantastic resource for the community which could help to save someone's life!

As BT decommission more telephone boxes, rather than scrap them they are making them available to communities through their Adopt A Kiosk scheme. With most being centrally located they make ideal locations for housing defibrillators.

Portree

Five newly installed defibs for Broadford

 

Last year, Nicholas one of Broadford and Straths Community Company project coordinators, wanted to raise funds to secure 5 defibrillators for their communities.
The group were highly successful in receiving their funds thanks to online fundraisers and support from the Broadford Co-op, and have since installed all five defibs at the following locations -

 

1️⃣. Growers Hub
2️⃣. Broadford Industrial Estate (college building)
3️⃣. Broadford Hall
4️⃣. Hebridean Inn
5️⃣. Heaste (Angus Anderson’s Barn)

 

The community group and school staff members received a training session from John, one of our trainers at Lucky2BHere.

 

 

Broadford

Saving A Life During COVID-19

Using a Defibrillator does not increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission and it could save a life!

L2BH devices remain ‘rescue ready’ across Scotland. There's no risk to you in getting help and calling ‘999’. There's no risk to you in bringing the defib to the scene and, if you are able/willing to get more involved, there are easy precautions you can take.

Resuscitation Council UK have looked at the risk of COVID-19 transmission during resuscitation and concluded that: "the risk is very small and is set against the inevitability that a person in cardiac arrest will die if no assistance is given.”

Our L2BH Trainers are always available to answer questions and give advice - just get in touch Contact Us

L2BH Covid 19 Guidance