A defibrillator is a life saving device used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
The device applies an electrical shock to reset the heart’s rhythm.Defibrillators required for use in hospitals are a lot more advanced that those found in the community and provide important data to medical teams during an emergency. Our doctors, nurses and clinicians are able to read the heart’s rhythm, make a diagnosis and set up treatment.
Our Defibrillator Appeal Ambassador Claire Kent says "time is muscle".
"After a cardiac arrest, every minute that passes without defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by 10%, so the quicker a defibrillator is used the greater the chance that the person will survive," Claire says.
You can join the team at LRH in saving lives by helping us raise funds for new defibrillators at the hospital. We are keen to replace 14 defibrillators at LRH to ensure you, your family and friends have access to the highest level of care while you’re a patient or visitor at our hospital.