The Hampshire and IOW LDC have been made aware that the South Central Ambulance Service are updating their existing local database where all current defibrillators are registered. This will no longer be in use after the 15th June 2021.
The database is now being replaced by a national database called The Circuit – The National Defibrillator Network supported by the British Heart Foundation, St John Ambulance, Resuscitation Council UK and the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives.
If you have a defibrillator you will need to register it on The Circuit to ensure that you can continue to direct members of the public to your lifesaving defibrillator in an emergency. It will only take you a few minutes to do this.
To complete your registration, please make sure you have the following information about your defibrillator to available:
- The full address and location of the defibrillator (including any extra details such as ‘on the 3rd floor by the photocopier’)
- The brand & model (usually to be found on the front) and serial number (usually on the underside)
- Accessibility days and times
- Pads expiry date
- Confirmation that your defibrillator is displaying the ready signal when you last checked it
- Access code (if the defibrillator is kept in a locked cabinet)
The quicker your defibrillator is registered on The Circuit, the better chance it has of saving someone’s life. With more clubs, sports centres, workplaces and community centres now opening up, more people might be in need of lifesaving help – and your defibrillator could be there for them.
If you have any questions at all then please contact South Central Ambulance Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07468 352 822 between 08:30am – 11:30am Monday – Friday.
If the ownership of this defibrillator has changed, please email us at email@example.com and they will ensure that details are updated on the system.