Issue details


In November 2021 full council agreed a motion on Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) which set out a commitment to:

Liaise with Northwest Ambulance Service to seek public access to their definitive list of public defibrillators and to make this available prominently via the council’s website;

Review and, where it would be beneficial, increase the provision of defibrillators across Council-owned spaces including public parks, community centres, leisure facilities, and areas of high public footfall;

Implement a streamlined process for community groups to install defibrillators on council buildings using the Community Heartbeat Trust system;

Liaise with Sport England and other key national sports governing bodies to check the first aid requirements for their affiliated clubs and make training courses available to local clubs and teams that want to learn how to access AEDs and be trained in the use of defibrillators and CPR; and

Bring a report to the Adult Social Care and Health Scrutiny Committee?meeting in January 2022, detailing a plan to roll out more AEDs across the Borough, and reporting on progress towards gaining public access to the Northwest Ambulance Service definitive list

1.2 This paper is a third update on the progress against these areas of action.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Department: Services to Place

Contact: Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health Email:

Agenda items