20964-Norwich Defibs

I’m currently carrying out some research regarding defibrillators in Norwich, and whether we could install some within our housing estates.

Therefore I require the following information if possible please (for 2018/19):

  • The amount of times a public defibrillator was used in the Norwich boundary.
  • The number of out of hospital cardiac arrests
  • Where these took place (i.e. are there certain areas where they are most likely to occur, perhaps deprived areas for example)
  • Reference:
    20964
  • Response:

    I’m currently carrying out some research regarding defibrillators in Norwich, and whether we could install some within our housing estates.

    Therefore I require the following information if possible please (for 2018/19):

    • The amount of times a public defibrillator was used in the Norwich boundary.
    • The number of out of hospital cardiac arrests
    • Where these took place (i.e. are there certain areas where they are most likely to occur, perhaps deprived areas for example)

              Please find the Trust's response attached

              Please note:

    • This data is for postcode districts NR1 to NR8
    • We don’t hold any information on if these are deprived areas or if higher volumes of cardiac events are a result of postcode districts being larger or having a higher population concentration for example.

            Any figures you might have on the success rate of defibrillators generally.

          We don’t keep any records on the success of CPAD site deployments as it is very difficult to know and follow up once the patient has been taken to hospital, however this is an area we are looking to develop more going forward.

          Any information you can supply that will help build a case for the investment of more defibrillators would be really useful. Especially if you have any advice on where would be good locations (such as community centres, or sheltered housing scheme etc)

    With survival rates of around 5 – 10% with out of hospital cardiac arrests we would always advise a community to invest in a CPAD site.

    Our recommendation would be to site the CPAD site is in a central location within the community and it should be: Well illuminated, accessible 24 hours a day, ease of parking so as to not cause an road obstruction. In addition to  CPAD site we would suggest that all GP and dental practices have an AED as well as sheltered housing schemes, nursing and residential homes, golf clubs and other sporting establishments.

  • Area:
    Norfolk
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