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Orkney’s Salmon Sector Installs Defibrillators

Three life saving defibrillators have been installed in Orkney by Scottish Sea Farms. They are registered with The Circuit, the national defibrillator network that provides a guide to where the machines can be found throughout the UK.

Cooke Aquaculture has also been installing 2 defibrillators in Orkney purchased through the charity Lucky2BHere.

James Jopling, head of British Heart Foundation Scotland, said:

“There are around 3,200 cardiac arrests outside of hospitals each year in Scotland but just one in 10 people survive.

“In the event of the ultimate medical emergency, someone performing CPR and having access to a defibrillator that’s visible to ambulance services could really be the difference between life and death.

“We’re urging all organisations large and small in Scotland and across the UK to follow Salmon Scotland’s example. It could save lives.”

Many defibrillators have been installed across Orkney, some in workplaces and some for use by the public.

Defibrillator Tesco Kirkwall

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