The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (WAST) is part of the Save a Life Cymru campaign, working in partnership with other organisations including the Welsh Government, other emergency services and charitable organisations that are committed to supporting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and public access defibrillation across Wales.
Registering your defibrillator is essential in improving survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest. Defibrillation in under 5 minutes can produce survival rates as high as 50-70% (Resuscitation Council UK, 2019). We have over 4100 Automated External Defibrillators’ registered on our control systems and our staff can direct members of the public to the nearest location in the event of an emergency. We ask that defibrillators are registered with us for public use so that they can be easily located when needed.
The Welsh Ambulance Service supports familiarisation courses in basic life support and use of the defibrillator.